BMW’s i8 is almost the ‘whole package’ – powerful engine, awe-inspiring design, flawless interior – but if there’s one thing holding it back from being crowned ‘the perfect car’ it’s the fact that for a 1.5-liter hybrid sports car, it isn’t a convertible…

Well it may have taken some time, but it finally looks as though the folks over at BMW came around to our way of seeing things — and tore the roof off!

According to German newspaper Handelsblatt, BMW CEO Harold Krueger was quoted saying a production version of the i8 Spyder (which first debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in 2012) will find its way to the market “soon”. The 357 hp plug-in hybrid, is BMW’s answer to the Audi R8.

Shrouded in mystery and carbon fiber, it’s possible the nimble two-door Spyder could even make its debut as soon as January 2016.

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