• Apr 4, 2008

Wiesmann, the German manufacturers of the love-em-or-hate-em GT and Roadster, has plans to add V8 and V10 versions of its drop-top model that will be introduced at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The current Roadster lineup includes only the MF3, which is powered by BMW's 3.2-liter flat-six found in the last generation M3. The new MF4 and MF5 Roadsters will be powered by BMW's 4.8-liter V8 and 5.0-liter V10 already found in the current Wiesmann Coupe models. Unfortunately, Wiesmann still has no plans to bring either the GT or the Roadster to the United States.

[Source: GTSpirit.com]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Gosh this is what a Ford Thunderbird could have looked like.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice design, for some reason my first thought is "kit car".... has like a "pieced together" look.. IMO.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I really love these things.
      I agree with E.B. on the wheels needing to be set-in just a bit. And I also think that either some flush headlights or some proper, Jaguar C-Type-esque nacelles would enhance and further reduce the kit-car feel of the design.

      And it would be great with a 2.5L turbo flat four from...and STi.
      Jon Russell
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like a lot of things about this car but it seems like something is missing from it and that it needs more refinement
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very nice, but I would tuck in the wheels and forego the fender lips to get that classic look. The way it is now? It kinda looks like a cobbled together kit car where the chassis is little too wide for the body. A nice kit car, mind you, but not as cohesive as it could be...
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's not really supposed to look like an old car in the same way a Morgan is. More just that they use many classic design principles for the car so it doesn't look anything like a modern MX-5 or Solstice (since the performance and price certainly is on a different planet) type of car.

        I'm just talking about the convertible one by the way, the hardtop/coupe just looks so bad in comparison I pretend it doesn't even exist.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it possible for a car's styling to be both phallic and vaginal at the same time? It is now!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The roadsters look spectacular. Weismann's done a faantastic job of melding '60s grace with modern proportions, "kit car" interior aside.

      That said, I can't imagine needing more than the 3.2-liter *inline* (cough, cough) six in this car. The V10 is insanity.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love everything about this car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "...powered by BMW's 3.2-liter flat-six found in the last generation M3."

      I did not know the last M3 had a flat-six. I guess that means the 911 has an inline-six.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sarcasm
        • 6 Years Ago
        Jeff, I hope that was sarcasm too....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Frain bart!
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Jeff the inline6 of the M3 is NOT installed sideways in the Wiesmann, it sit in the MF3 in exactly the same position as it did in the e46 M3..

        http://www.autobild.de/ir_img/146813_9651ac680c.jpg

        in the M3 it sit in exactly the same position

        http://www.autobild.de/ir_img/531983_59e441cbe3.jpg
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sorry Quattroporte, you're wrong.

        It's inline in the BMWs, but mounted sideways in the Wiesmanns. Hence flat-six.
        • 6 Years Ago
        From the Wiesmann website:
        "The Wiesmann roadster offers you pure driving fun, while in-line six-cylinder engines ensure a powerful drive."

        Wikipedia's definition of a flat-six:
        "A flat-6 or horizontally-opposed-6 is a flat engine with six cylinders arranged horizontally in two banks of three cylinders on each side of a central crankcase. The pistons are mounted to the crankshaft such that opposing pistons move back and forth in opposite directions at the same time, somewhat like a boxing competitor punching their gloves together before a fight, which has led to it being referred to as a boxer engine."
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sarcasm

        Quattroporte, you fell RIGHT into that one. :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Eh...that looked more like a fug up plus cover up on Jeff's part.

        I hope these are air cooled, as opposed to my old Porsche's water cooling. Har har...ok joke's over.
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