These renderings are the work of South African automotive designer Idries Noah.

While BMW officially has revealed no plans to do an M version of the i8, we rather like this meaner-looking rendering.

It's our belief that in due time BMW's M division will tinker with the automaker's i lineup of cars.  There are countless i3 and i8 owners seeking more performance from their rides, so why not give them what they want?

And we all know that hot rod electric cars draw a lot of attention.

BMW i8M

BMW i8M

BMW i8M

BMW i8M