May's Car of the Month.
Kindly provided by Tom Jameson, in his own words:
"After some carefully thought out man-maths I managed to convince my wife that a BMW i8 would be a good investment.
Production of the i8 ended in 2020 with just under 2500 cars registered with the DVLA, compared to just over 7500 E Type Jaguars still registered today. Like the E Type, the i8 benefits from zero cost road tax and with a limited mileage policy I managed to add it onto my multi-car insurance policy for just £250 per year. You can already see the man-maths ...
I would also argue that it is a fabulous looking car, but there are also some stark differences to the E Type. The plug-in hybrid power means that it has terrific acceleration from any speed combined with excellent fuel economy figures (the long term average on my car is 63mpg), and the modern carbon-fibre construction means that I can use it on a rainy day.
However, the i8 loses out big-time when it comes to bragging rights in the pub. I try not to mention that the combustion engine is in fact a 1.5 litre, 3 cylinder petrol engine from a Mini Cooper! Worse still, the engine sound is actually enhanced using the car's audio system!!
Will it really be a good investment? Who knows, but it's a lot more fun than an ISA :-)"