• Aug 22nd 2007 at 9:04AM
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The Wiesmann GT is about to get a mad, bad engine to match its mad, bad looks. Available since inception with BMW's 362 HP V8 that gets it to the six-oh in 4.6, the niche maker from Muenster is said to be considering a variant that hides the M-edition five-liter V10. If Wiesmann didn't alter the car in any way, it would be an instant boost of 148 HP for a car that weighs quite a bit less than 3,000 pounds. That would raise its performance -- and its handling -- from 'more than adequate' to 'absolute nutter.' There's a chance the car could do its first meet-and-greet at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month.

[Source: Motor Authority]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      i have a friend who is a weismann nut. he spent three days in germany visiting the factory, and he has photo's of an M6 minus it's engine next to weismann with missing engine in it, so it's definately being tested, as this was a year ago.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like a slightly badge engineered Morgan Aero Max.

      Note the MINI headlights and the BMW engine on the Morgan.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've loved these cars ever since I saw them on TopGear a few years ago.
      A beautiful, dynamic, powerful, well built modern classic.
      Not to lump this car into the wrong category but in my opinion THIS is exactly the type of car that Tiffany, Excaliber, and Zimmer should be making.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "That would raise its performance -- and its handling -- from 'more than adequate' to 'absolute nutter.' "

      Wouldn't the v10 be heavier? How would that improve handling?
      • 8 Years Ago

      That is a gorgeous car.
      • 8 Years Ago
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