• Aug 27, 2009
Wiesmann MF4 Roadster - Click above for high-res image gallery

No, really. Well, more like during some of the Wiesmann engineers will put the finishing touches on a GT MF4 during the Frankfurt Motor Show introduction of the brand's new BMW V10-powered GT MF5 Roadster. But still, that's different. Why are they doing this? "Only this way we will be able to show our manufacturing skills and our productive efficiency to the exhibition-visitors, the customers, and the media-exponents. Like in Duelmen [where Wiesmann's factory is located] everyone can take a look at our work in Frankfurt." So says business manager Friedhelm Wiesmann. Hey, why not?

We'll be there to watch the build live, but in case you can't make, Auto Motor und Sport will be streaming the event live on the web. Hey, again, why not? Full press release after the jump, which includes the highly memorable line, "
the Duelmen manufacturer will mount a car during the car-exhibition." Oh, those kinky Germans.



[Source: Wiesmann]
Press Release

Wiesmann is building a sports-car on the IAA


Wiesmann, the luxury sports car maker, surprises the visitors of the most important car-exhibition in Frankfurt with a special feature. In addition to the announced world premiere of the Wiesmann Roadster MF5, the Duelmen manufacturer will mount a car during the car-exhibition. "On this way we will be able to show our manufacturing skills and our productive efficiency to the exhibition-visitors, the customers, and the media-exponents. Like in Duelmen everyone can take a look at our work in Frankfurt", says business manager Friedhelm Wiesmann. During the building-process of the GT MF4 with a 4.8 litre 367 horse-power engine, two members of the staff will finish the work on the car. Sports-car-fans from all over the world will be able to join that event on a digital webcam. The logistic for this one very special event has already started because the montage had to start back in Duelmen.

Wiesmann is also very exited about finding two major partners for this event. The magazine auto motor und sport (www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/iaa) will act as media partner and will broadcast the event website. Beyond that the tool-manufacturer Festool who will provide the tools needed for the car-building.

Wiesmann is exhibiting at Booth B18 in Hall 5.

About Wiesmann

Wiesmann is the leading manufactory of purist sports cars, combining classic design with state-of-the-art technology. Since its foundation by Friedhelm and Martin Wiesmann in 1988, Wiesmann stands for the manufacturing of individual sports cars whose every detail is crafted by hand. The premium features are designed according to the customers' personal preferences, so every Wiesmann is a truly unique car and one that creates an exclusive driving experience for the individual unlike no other.



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      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      God that steering wheel is horrible.

      That engine is so outta place in that car...it does not even look the part.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Ever driven one? no? Thought so. the great thing about wiesmanns is they allow bmw's m engines to be mated to a fantastic handling fantasticlly involving car, same thing holds for the M3 powered model. Oh and they look sick to boot. Such wonderful wonderful bits of german coach built engineering and such wonderful folks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Do you hate airbags?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like to think the MF stands for Mother #$@%&$.
      • 5 Years Ago
      that looks like one fun car to own and drive. ill keep dreaming....
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's been done. In the 1980's, two people assembled an LT5 from start to finish during a press event for the then-new Corvette ZR-1.

      While assembling a whole car would be really impressive, it sounds like they are only "finishing" the assembly? Still, hopefully it'll be a good show.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A retro XK120. Very coooooool!!!!!!