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Automakers don't celebrate birthdays like the rest of us. While we might blow out some candles and down a few beers with our friends, carmakers occasionally make special editions of their best offerings. And when it's a niche automaker like Wiesmann, you know you're going to want one.

Founded in 1985 by brothers Martin, an engineer, and Friedhelm, a businessman, Wiesmann got its start building hardtops for convertibles. In 2006, however, the Brothers Wiesmann came out with their own vehicle curvaceous and retro-tastic coupe and roadster. We can't figure what occasion they started counting from, but the company is now celebrating their 20th anniversary with a series of special editions, starting with this GT MF4-S.

Power comes from a 4.8-liter V8 derived from the BMW M3's and tuned to 420 horsepower, placing it between the standard 367hp MF4 and the 507hp V10-powered MF5. Customers can choose between a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch transmission, while special touches include a revised interior featuring the obligatory numbered and signed plaque. Only 30 examples of the MF4-S will be offered, but Wiesmann is expected to follow it with two more special editions before the partying's done. Look for it at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh my good are there lot of mistakes in this news...

      1. Wiesmann started car production in 1996 with the MF3 Roadster
      2. the GT MF4 has the 4.8l V8 from the old M5 not M3
      3. they offer from every model a special 20year edition
      -MF3 Roadster
      -GT MF4
      -GT MF5
      4. this news is from 2008
      5. the car shown isn´t the 20th years edition...

      The officle pictures of the 20th years edition cars..

      Wiesmann MF3 Roadster

      Wiesmann GT MF4

      Wiesmann GT MF5

        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow! Epic Fail, Autoblog.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is that grille from the Jaguar S-Type?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Will this car ever be sold in the US? I can't even find the die-cast model made by Siku.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thanks for the help, guys. I'm on it.
        • 6 Years Ago

        Hey imoore, you can buy a 1:18 scale diecast from Revell. They make both the roadster and coupe versions. And on Ebay Europe, they even make Dealer Editions in special colors. I have both coupe and roadster and they are great models. They display very well next to other makes.

        I have always been a fan of the Wiesmanns!! GREAT LOOKING CARS!!! I'll take the V10 MF-5 in ANY color!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wiesmann did start building cars back in 1988 using BMW technology (and not only in 2006 as stated in the article). They are also celebrating the manufacture of their 1000th vehicle this year, proceeds of which are going to a charitable foundation in Germany. They also have won numerous awards over the years, the latest one the award for best car at the Tokyo Special Import Car Show. I think it is quite a feat to run a sustainable company with a production of 50 cars a year and still be around after 20 years. Plus these are some of the most beautiful sports cars out there. With BMW M5 technology to boot.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Call me old school or whatever. But I really like this car and the Morgan Aero 8.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They are both beautiful cars.
        The Morgan Aeromax is automotive porn.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i like
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good looking car, they had the convertible on Top Gear and they really liked it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        yes they choose it over their home made TVR...even if the TVR were faster around their track...

        • 6 Years Ago
        yeah, TVR's great looking cars but they said they are really hard to drive unless your a race car driver, cause the stig rules he made it fast. The Wiesmann just looks like I could live with it most of the time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So UGLY
      • 6 Years Ago
      "M3's 4.8L V8..."

      is this a typo or did they bore the engine?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love the design and unique style. Drool.
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like an 8C with birth defects
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