The 2021 BMW i8 is one of the world’s most exotic cars. Its spectacular appearance, insane performance and royal interior make it worth the six figure price tag. But what happens when it goes up against the 2021 Porsche 911, an iconic super car which is regarded by many as being unassailable when it comes to performance, customization and comfort?
Design & Style
The newest 911 uses the traditional teardrop shape which is found in previous generations. However, its haunches are now more prominent, with a sleek aluminum body that is very pleasing to the eyes. The interior is high tech with digitized screens as well as paddle shifters. The seats are lovely and a joy to sit on, with excellent back support and the ability to be adjusted in any way you like. The BMW i8 has a sharp and near futuristic exterior. It can be purchased in roadster or coupe configuration with butterfly doors, flying buttress and low slung frame. The seats provide tremendous comfort and buyers get the option of laser headlights. The cabin comes in multiple shades and materials, all of which are top of the line.
Technology & Safety
The BMW i8 is far too expensive to crash test, but is equipped with a wide range of safety features. These include airbags for multiple areas, carbon ceramic brakes, lane and cruise control and a reinforced frame. Outward vision is also excellent, and perks within its cabin include Bluetooth support, heated seats that can be power adjusted, navigational systems, eight inch touchscreens and Apple CarPlay. The Porsche 911 also provides an extensive array of countermeasures, such as pedestrian detection, cruise and lane control, cameras with night vision and surround view, and emergency automatic brakes. It also has an essential feature called Wet mode which enhances the car’s traction ability when moving through ice, rain or snow. Its cabin perks include ventilated seats, premium audio from Burmester or Bose and climate control.
The Porsche 911 comes with a flat 6 engine that can generate 379 horsepower with 331 pounds of torque. It can accelerate from zero to sixty in only 3.8 seconds, with a maximum speed of 182 miles per hour. The BMW i8 is outfitted with a turbo 3 engine that is wedded to an electric motor and lithium ion batteries which give it 369 horsepower, which allows it to go from zero to sixty in about 4.2 seconds.
The Bottom Line
Both the i8 and 911 are extremely fast and agile and very good looking. However, the Porsche has an edge in both safety features and raw power, making it the victor.
Ready to Schedule a Porsche 911 Test Drive Today?
If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2021 Porsche 911 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book a Porsche 911 test drive appointment.
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