Ok fine, the 911 Targa has that awesome power-retracting roof! Sorry i8, none for you.

Ok fine, the 911 Targa has that awesome power-retracting roof! Sorry i8, none for you.

This is not the first time the i8 went up against a Porsche 911, and it likely won't be the last.

These matchups are due to the fact that the i8 & the 911 are both similar is some way, yet wildly different in others.

What do we mean by that? The performance factor is neck & neck between both. The price could be as well, depending on the options and trim levels. However, the "green" factors between the two are very different…obviously the i8 has the upper-hand in that field.

We think that the BMW i8 is a game-changer both on and off the track.  Basically, the i8 has the speed & acceleration of the 911, but with fuel economy that shames the Porsche.

The future of fast cars with little, or sometimes no emissions, is here, yes?

Take a look at what reporters Rebecca Jackson & Chris Knapman have to say in this video comparing the i8 to the 911..