The visually stunning BMW i8 made a grand appearance at the 2014 Amelia Concours on Amelia Island, Florida awhile ago.

The BMW i8 will officially go on sale in the US in July.

Until then, sightings like this of the i8 at shows throughout the US is the only real opportunity to see the vehicle up close.

As an added bonus, one of BMW's execs was on hand to discuss the i8.

As the YouTube video uploader states:

"This gorgeous all-wheel drive, plug-in hybrid is good for 80 MPG with its 3 cylinder turbo motor in the rear and electric motor in front. Seats 4 and goes from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds! It's a collector's item!"

The BMW i8 is a limited production vehicle so it's sure to be rare and therefore will likely be a collector's item.  But rather than stashing it away in a garage, we say drive it everyday.  It's AWD, so why not?

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