• Feb 20, 2011
Wiesmann MF4 Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery

Niche manufacturers rarely offer more than a single model line. In Wiesmann's case, that line consists of the GT, with its various BMW-sourced propulsion options, and its Roadster counterpart (pictured above). But like fellow German exoticar maker Gumpert, Wiesmann will roll into Geneva with a new model for our consideration: the Weismann Spyder.

Few details are available at this point, but the Wiesmann Spyder will be stripped down, lacking even doors or a windscreen. We assume it'll be based on the current Roadster, but Wiesmann stresses that it has not yet approved the Spyder model for production, and is bringing it to Geneva to gauge public opinion. We'll be watching, and you can follow the jump for the official statement.



[Source: Wiesmann]
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Press release
18.02.2011
Duelmen, Germany

Wiesmann at Geneva Motor Show 2011

From March 1st until 13th Wiesmann will be at Geneva Motor Show. The german sports car manufacturer presents its whole array of handcrafted sports cars at booth 1243. As a highlight the design study of Wiesmann Spyder will appear first in the automobiles world. The Spyder is an extremely downsized variation which has only one motivation: to provide a maximum of driving enjoyment.

Powerful, ultra-light and purist, the Wiesmann Spyder is the essence of Wiesmann's philosophy. The two seater is the most extreme Wiesmann ever built and introduces itself without doors or even a windscreen. In Geneve there will be a design study presented, which needs to undergo the judgement of the experts. General Manager of the manufactory Friedhelm Wiesmann says: "We want to test the marketability of such cars in Geneve", and he goes on: "The feedback of customers, partners and experts has high influence on the consideration of advancing the Spyder model." Wiesmann has not yet decided whether to put the Spyder into production. If it does go into production, this won't be before 2012.

The official revelation will be on March 1st 2011, 9.30 a.m. at Wiesmanns booth 1243.

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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      • 3 Years Ago
      I dig it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why did they stick one of those vagina grills on this cobra replica?

      Tail light scheme has got to go too.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I think its a program they use that flags up certain key words, on some politic blogs here in the UK its almost impossible to use a word that could be used in a law suit but you can swear like a trooper instead.
        As for the Mexican jibes it was a bit rough but we take the p*ss out of everyone, you want to hear what we say about each other and you can't imagine what we say about the Europeans! and visa verso. This can be misinterpreted as being aggressive and patronising. Its not meant to offend though, I think the problem with TG is if it was just shown to the home market there would be no issue but because it is shown globally it forgets that not everyone in the world has the same sense of humour.
        I've rubbed few people up the wrong way and got voted down its the way things go. I think the voting system has its merits but sometimes I think it can be counter productive as it stops people from being truly honest rather than Politically Correct.
        I would tend to vote people up like yourself because you are and have spoken your true mind and not worried about the vanity of the voting system. There is another site where I use my actual name, Sir Cuthbert Batholomew Bradshaw OBE (joke!), and I have different response, its because I use may own name so it becomes personal.

        The reference to a Cobra was a valid personal point of view and shouldn't have been voted down but though I giggled at your grill reference it clearly offended a few.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Re Sparrk is spot on the brothers were heavily influenced by the Big Healey. This was on TG a few years ago and was a big favorite of the team. I love it, big front engine, rear wheel drive and loads of character, yes please!
        I'd have a Cobra as well for the record, which was originally the AC Ace before Shelby worked his magic and was very much from the same era as the Austin Healey. So 'Natron3030' & 'Tributeto drive' TVR and Cobra references are not far from the mark, that was the formula back then in the 50/60's compact open topped sports car, big engine, RWD etc.

        Re Natron 3030 - How did you get away with using the 'V' word? I got modded for using 'Tw*t' (rymes with Nat) the other day and got my post removed. Also what sort of women do you sleep with 'Ladies Bits' shaped like car grills? and can you recommend as I am always up for something new and challenging?
        • 3 Years Ago
        the Wiesmann brothers are big fans of Austin Healey.

        http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Austin-Healey.jpg
        • 3 Years Ago
        Looks more like a TVR to me.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Not sure why I get to use that word Brummie. It might have contributed to my low ranking though... but I suspect my bad attitude had more to do with that.

        Maybe ever since Autoblog posted it was cool for brits to call mexicans lazy and worthless as long as it could be considered a joke (no matter how bad a joke it was) they lightened their posting standards?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Cobra replica? Not so much. Wesome cars, awesome engines.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I enjoy how much the short, stubby, and altogether inadequate gear shift mirrors the men who will buy this car. That's a nice little metaphor.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wiesmann, not Weismann. I see that you've come from misspelling the name all the time to misspelling it only every third time - definitely a progress, keep it up :P
      • 3 Years Ago
      Too bad they are sold in the states, Wiesmanns are awesome!
        • 3 Years Ago
        *are not* rather
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very nice looking car. It has a pontiac solstice redesign look to it from the side views.
        • 3 Years Ago
        this design is based on Wiesmann´s MF3 Roadster... a car they build since 1993..decade befor Pontiac Solstice concept was even presented...
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