• Mar 1, 2011
Wiesmann Spyder - Click above for high-res image gallery

We're not going to call it attractive. And it's far from revolutionary. But the Wiesmann Spyder concept ticks off all the right boxes for the minimalist speed freak.

The styling – supposedly cribbed from the Wiesmann brothers' earliest designs – won't stand your hair on end, but everything attached and hidden underneath the blue amorphous bodywork adds up to an uncompromised driving experience.

Wiesmann claims the Spyder comes in under 2,200 pounds and can accelerate to 62 mph in a scant four seconds before topping out at face-melting 180 mph. There's no windscreen, no doors and nothing but a steering wheel-mounted LCD to keep tabs on the 420-horsepower front-midship V8.

Wiesmann is calling this a design study for now, but word is that a production model could go on sale as early as 2012, with yet another BMW powerplant under-hood. Follow the jump for more official details, and examine this thing from every angle in our high-res galleries below.




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Wiesmann showcased the design study of a two-seater, extremely purist, convertible sports car at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011. More than anything, this car was designed for maximum
driving enjoyment.

Powerful, ultra-light and purist, the Wiesmann Spyder is the essence of Wiesmann's philosophy. With a kerb weight of less than 1000 kg, it accelerates from 0-100 km/h less than 4 s and
makes a top speed of approx. 290 km/h. The two-seater has no doors or windscreen and is the
most extreme Wiesmann ever built.

The Wiesmann Spyder design study is based on the Wiesmann brothers' early designs, though it also incorporates their many years of experience in sports car construction. It demonstrates the sports car manufacturer's receptiveness to trends because many Wiesmann fans have approached the company founders in recent years with requests for an extremely purist 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.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Probably as much fun to ride as a roller-coaster...too bad it looks like it belongs on a roller coaster...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like it tried to eat too many lemons at once.
      • 3 Years Ago
      By this "supposedly cribbed from the Wiesmann brothers' earliest designs", they apparently meant designed while the brothers where kids in elementary school...
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like the brain bug from Starship Troopers: http://www.stampede-entertainment.com/monstermakers/a-bug-6-l.jpg
      • 3 Years Ago
      True its not pretty, but I somehow am still attracted to it.

      I would love to be behind this on the track and watch those suspension elements in action...
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's not pretty but it's also strangely attractive. I want one.
      • 3 Years Ago
      All of their cars are similarly funny bathtub batmobiles. Not bad, actually. I guess it must be quite awesome to look at in person, and a killer to drive.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I must be the only one who thinks this car looks good. I really would love to drive this thing.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Nope, I think it's stunning. Sex on wheels! The visible suspension bits... omg drool.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If only it were black.
      naaa-naa-naa-naa-naaa-naaa-naaa-na BATMAN!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Makes a Gumpert Apollo look like a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta (with coachwork by Touring).
      • 3 Years Ago
      Take a look at that puckered up ugly cuss.

      It might be fun to drive, but then you could only take that dog out at night when nobody can get a good look at it.

      Better off just getting a Cobra kit car. Sure it might not be all that unique, but at least it looks good.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yea the front may be a little off looking but that car looks like so much fun to drive...perfect for autocross. i love all the curves and other lines in it! Its definitely not an everday car but if I had the money it'd be at the track every weekend
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