With the international auto show rolling in to Frankfurt only once every other year, you can bet that Germany's automakers will be there in full force to show off their latest wares. And in between the new Porsches and BMWs, niche automaker Wiesmann will also be showcasing its new limited production MF5 Roadster.
Taking the best attributes from the MF4 Roadster and the MF5 GT, the MF5 Roadster packs the 507-horsepower V10 engine from the BMW M5 and M6 and packs it into a lightweight retro roadster frame for what promises to be an exhilarating drive. The sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) comes in just 3.9 seconds before topping out at a claimed 310 km/h (192 mph).
Only 55 examples will be built, and sold at a list price of €189,500 (circa $313k USD). You can check out the details in the press release after the jump, and while Wiesmann hasn't released images of the MF5 Roadster specifically, you can check out its MF5 GT and MF4 Roadster stablemates in the galleries below.
IAA world premiere: the Wiesmann Roadster MF5
Sports car manufacturer showcases a limited production model
Wiesmann, the luxury sports car maker, will be presenting an absolutely stunning example of its hand-crafted sports car range - the Wiesmann Roadster MF5 - to visitors at the 63rd International Motor Show in Frankfurt.
The Wiesmann Roadster MF5 takes even experienced sports car enthusiasts into a brand new dimension of driving enjoyment, delivering a top speed of 310 km/h and completing the sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. This exclusive open-air experience will only be available to a select few because the spirited power package is only being produced in a limited edition of 55. Equipped with a V10 engine, 507 HP and 520 Nm torque, it's a car that appeals to all the senses. It also literally hugs the road as a result of perfect weight distribution.
Not only does the Wiesmann MF5 have a lot to boast about under the bonnet, it also has an impressive exterior: the low body, the typical retro-style Wiesmann design and the wide tyres communicate exclusive driving enjoyment at first glance - a promise that is also made by the car's purist interior fittings. No superfluous driving actions are necessary and everything that the driver needs to operate the vehicle is within perfect reach.
It goes without saying that the essential combination of sportiness and safety are also consistently implemented in the new roadster. For example, the rear wing plus perfectly balanced suspension set-up guarantees the necessary stability, even at top speeds. The roadster version of the MF5 also has an extandable wing for perfect handling on the race track and on the road. The torsion-resistant aluminium monocoque with integrated side-impact protection, dual stage driver and passenger airbags, ABS, DSC and many other safety features ensure that the driver still feels safe, even when his endorphin levels are sky high.
The basic price of the Wiesmann Roadster MF5 is EUR 189,500.
Wiesmann is exhibiting at Booth B18 in Hall 5.
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.