The BMW i8 by AC Schnitzer is the fastest BMW i8 on the Nürburgring Nordschleife


September 25, 2017 By Mike Lee
Last updated on September 25, 2017

The BMW i8 by AC Schnitzer
Aachen-based tuning specialists AC Schnitzer have convincingly proven that the driving dynamics of the most advanced sports car today, the BMW i8, can be perceptibly and above all measurably optimised by the AC Schnitzer carbon aerodynamic conversion, lowering and fitting of the AC1 forged alloys – giving the i8 by AC Schnitzer.

The clock stopped at 8:19.80 min after the fastest lap of the North Loop, and with this time the i8 by AC Schnitzer joins an illustrious group of supercars, most of which have considerably more powerful engines than the plug-in hybrid, whose engine remains largely standard.

Touring Car ace and truck racer Markus Oestreich, who already holds the record with the ACL2 as the current fastest road-legal BMW on the Nordschleife, was astonished after his lap in the i8 by AC Schnitzer: “I never expected this. True, I know what AC Schnitzer can do. They build good and really fast cars, but the i8 is something special. All credit to them for creating so much fun and being so fast!“

The conversion of the i8 by AC Schnitzer in detail:

AC Schnitzer Suspension Spring Kit
Lowering: front approx. 25 mm / rear approx. 20 mm

AC Schnitzer AC1 Lightweight Forged Alloy Wheels
Front 8.5J x 21″ with 245/35 R 21 tyres
Rear: 9.5J x 21″ with 285/30 R 21 tyres

AC Schnitzer Aerodynamic Conversion, consisting of:
AC Schnitzer carbon bonnet top, carbon middle strut for bonnet top, front grille for BMW kidney, carbon front spoiler elements, carbon middle front spoiler, carbon front side wings, carbon mirror covers, carbon air outlets front, carbon door handle panels, carbon side skirts, carbon air outlets rear, carbon Racing rear wing, 3-piece carbon rear diffuser.

AC Schnitzer Accessories for the Interior:
AC Schnitzer aluminium pedal set and foot rest, aluminium Black Line cover for iDrive controller, velours foot mats

A new record for AC Schnitzer and yet another reason to celebrate in our Anniversary year!
30 years of AC Schnitzer – 30 years of innovations, free from all compromises and beyond the standard – and many new ideas for the coming years of success!