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Ruslan Kogan Will Be The First Aussie To Get A BMW i8

Ruslan Kogan hasn’t had a happy time on the roads in the last 12 months. The dot-com millionaire had his licence revoked for six months last year after police caught him joyriding around the Albert Park street track in Melbourne. He’s vowed to make 2014 a better year behind the wheel, reportedly becoming one of the 20 Aussies to own the new BMW i8.

The BMW i8 will be coming to Australia in the coming months, and 20 Aussies are already on the waiting list for the German hybrid supercar.

We’re now hearing that the first name on the list to get the i8 is none other than Australian gadget mogul, Ruslan Kogan.

It won’t be a cheap purchase for Kogan, however. The price tag on the i8? Somewhere in the realm of $350,000. That’s one hefty chunk of change, but not much more expensive than Ruslan’s last daily driver when you think about it.

The car Ruslan had impounded last year was his BMW M6 Gran Coupé convertible. He was threatened with jail after being busted travelling at over 85km/h around the Albert Park street circuit which has a speed limit of 50km/h. Instead, he was fined $500 and had his licence revoked for six months.

Here’s hoping Ruslan gives us a lift if the rumour is true.


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