The i8 competes in two worlds: sports and electric cars, with little overlap between them.
The NSX comes the closest with its hybrid powertrain, but it’s more expensive and offers better performance.
The Audi R8’s V-10 is a joy and one of the last of its kind.
The Porsche 911 is a perennial favorite because of its performance, not necessarily its staid looks.
The new BMW 8-Series might capture more performance buyers’ interests, but it lacks the drama of the i8.
The Model S is the standard for electric luxury buyers, with very strong performance in top models.
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