A London Driving School Is Offering Lessons In A BMW i8

Forget about your mates' Fiestas and Corsa learner cars. For a bit extra you can get to grips with driving behind the wheel of a 357bhp, 155mph hybrid BMW i8
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Most of us learned to drive in a Fiesta or Corsa, maybe a Mini if you were just a little bit too image-conscious at the time. But learner drivers in London can now take lessons in a £105,500 BMW i8. What could go wrong?

Bill Plant Driving School has equipped the 357bhp hybrid with dual controls, which will allow an instructor to hit the anchors if someone should get carried away with the performance. Or misunderstand how steering works, or something else daft that learners tend to do early in their lessons. The special i8 even has a little L-plate-shod pyramid on top, for maximum weirdness.

A London Driving School Is Offering Lessons In A BMW i8

The keen-eyed will have spotted an obvious disadvantage to the 155mph head-turner: the i8 is automatic, so even for punters happy to pay the £50 per hour for lessons in the i8, it can’t get you a manual driving licence on its own. It’s probably back to a Corsa, then, for that bit.

Driving lessons – or just an hour driving the car – are available to anyone with a valid UK full or provisional driving licence. For experienced drivers it’s a cheaper and more accessible way to get behind the wheel of an i8 when compared to supercar experience track days.



Does this include blinker tests?

04/26/2017 - 10:22 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

It’s a BMW, so it doesn’t have any blinkers to test

04/26/2017 - 10:42 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Instructor:”Did you use your blinkers?”
Learner:”Yes, I did”
Instructor:”Congratulations! You succesfully failed this lesson!”

04/26/2017 - 12:05 |
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SAVAGE DOGG (Ping-Pong Gang) (Corvette Squad)

My parents would definitely never send me there to learn how to drive 🤣
They think I’d just haul ass.

04/26/2017 - 10:23 |
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Noah Thorley Images

Wait, so it’s practically this:

04/26/2017 - 10:35 |
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Meh… I’ve already passed my test anyway

04/26/2017 - 10:43 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Me 2

04/26/2017 - 10:59 |
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Paul Anderson

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

But the instructor doesn’t know that ;)

04/26/2017 - 22:01 |
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K Chaitanya Rao

We all know this guy is the driving instructor in it

04/26/2017 - 10:55 |
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Alvian Raynaldi

Failing the Test be Like BMW iFail

04/26/2017 - 11:10 |
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In Vienna a driving school offers lessons with a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder or a Shelby GT500.

04/26/2017 - 11:12 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Yeah, also heard about that. Driving schools in Salzburg have got 2 BMW I8 to learn, but driving a supercar is something completely different. :D

04/27/2017 - 07:26 |
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91MX5 04EP2

To be honest, it is the easiest car to drive ever. Much easier than driving my civic, the electric motor makes it incredibly smooth

04/26/2017 - 11:18 |
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04/26/2017 - 11:31 |
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Kai Graf

Same in austria with Easy Drivers. They swap one i8 through the whole state and let students drive with it

04/26/2017 - 11:48 |
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