"The BMW i8 represents a significant shift in the way people view hybrid sports cars. Henry Catchpole takes a look at the recent history of hybrid and electric cars, and ponders what the future holds for the performance car."

Ever wondered how the i8 works? Here is an Interesting animation on how it does.

Ever wondered how the i8 works? Here is an Interesting animation on how it does.

States the video' description.

So, is it the future of the performance car? We think it highly likely.

Recently, Motor Trend questioned if "i" is the new "M" (More on that here)

Seemingly everyone who tests out the i8 goes absolutely crazy for it.

For what the i8 is designed to do, what is not to like? PHEV technology truly gives you the best of both worlds, such as the mind-blowing power and the even more incredible efficiency, giving you a ~25 mile range on pure electric and 136 mile per gallon rating. The price might be a bit debatable though at ~ $136,000.

Check out the video above, which is actually more of a documentary for plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles, for details and shots of the i8.