- Sep 11, 2009
Frankfurt Preview: 507-hp Wiesmann MF5 Roadster
Weismann MF5 Roadster - Click above for high-res image
Wiesmann's made an all-out drop-top assault in 2009, beginning with the 367-hp V8-powered MF4 Roadster unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. As reported earlier, the retrotastic automaker hailing from Dulmen, Germany is bringing another open-aired creation to the Frankfurt Motor Show, and it's finally released a teaser shot to whet our appetites ahead of the big day.
Powered by the BMW M5/M6-derived V10, Weismann says the 507-hp MF5 Roadster hits the magic 60 MPH mark in 3.9 seconds – the same as its fixed roof sibling – and can blast to a top speed of 192 mph.
Aside from the cloth roof, the body remains unchanged and all the standard equipment carries over to the Roadster, including the dual airbags, ABS and stability control. Pricing is expected to crest the $250,000 mark, but with Weismann only planning to produce 55 examples, we have little doubt they'll find their way into enthusiastic collector's garages. Make the jump for the official release.
IAA 2009: First view of the Wiesmann Roadster MF5
Wiesmann, the luxury sports car maker, presents at the 63rd International Motor Show in Frankfurt starting next week the new Wiesmann Roadster MF5 in a world premiere. Exclusively for press representatives Wiesmann publishes today a first view of the new hand-crafted sports car. A car the shows at first sight what it is: a Wiesmann.
With a top speed of 310 km/h and completing the sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds the Wiesmann Roadster is strength, elegance and speed. Equipped with a V10 engine, 507 HP and 520 Nm torque, it's a car that appeals to all the senses. What makes it even more exclusive is the limited edition of only 55 cars.
The Wiesmann Roadster MF5 costs from 189.500 Euro (German price including tax) and is the most exciting combination of power and an open-air experience that has ever been built by Wiesmann.