When BMW introduced its i8 concept in July 2011, it was a smash hit. Now, less than a year (and an appearance in Mission Impossible 4) later, BMW has rolled out a topless version of its sleek gas-electric hybrid. Although it didn't make a showing at the NY Auto Show, the car was revealed a day before press events kicked off, its presence was certainly felt.
The i8 Spyder carries over much of the styling of the standard i8, but gives the driver the chance to breath by chopping off the top and removing the rear-seats. But don't get too attached to the i8 Spyder. Chances are you won't see anything like this on the road for quite some time. The tech that pulls it all together on the other hand, should be making its way into vehicles in the coming years.