"Chris Harris takes a 24 hour trip to Los Angeles to drive the new BMW i8. He hated the flight, but the i8 left a positive impression on the team."

Says DRIVE of Chris Harris' test drive review of the BMW i8.

Harris, a gearhead, is definitely impressed by the BMW i8.

It seems nearly all who've driven the BMW i8 come away with the impression that BMW created a game-changer, not in terms of its ability to operate on battery:

"Capable of 23 miles all electric before the 3-cylinder turbocharged motor kicks..."

But for the way in which it combines performance, efficiency and light weight into a single package.

Some even believe that the i8's use of carbon fiber is so revolutionary that the rest of the automotive world will soon follow BMW's lead.