Fascinating sports cars in classic design combined with the latest automotive technology – produced individually by hand. That is the trademark of the sports car manufacturing company Wiesmann in the town of Dülmen in Germany.
A touch of history
Long before the company was founded (1988, by brothers Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann - one an engineer, the other a business graduate), they carried around their youthful dream of a special sports car. A visit to the German Essen Motor Show in 1985 gave them the impetus to realize this dream, because they were not impressed by the sports cars they got to see there. And thus their plan matured to design their own sports car with a fascinating nostalgic shape and contemporary technology.
Today Wiesmann is the leading manufacturer of hand built sports cars in the world. "The success of our concept is to create a synthesis of nostalgic design and ultra-modern technology", says Mr. Wiesmann.
The company commands profound experience in design and vehicle development.
Every Wiesmann Sports Car is a genuinely unique piece of automotive-art and expression of a very special philosophy of life.
Wiesmann ‘à la Carte’
Every car is individually outfitted in the factory according to the customer’s exact wishes and preferences. The exterior colour of the vehicle can be selected from all available automobile paints including everything from matte black to a special 3-layer metallic.
So if you wish to have your Wiesmann in ‘Gallardo yellow’ or even matching your or your wife’s eye colour – just mention it on you wish list.
In addition, a variety of fittings details offer countless alternative options for designing your own sports car in an even more unique way.
The entire car is fully made by hand - without robots and without assembly lines.
The specialists spend about 350 man hours working on each sports car.
This makes Wiesmann truly one of a kind.
The exclusivity and individuality of this purebred sports car, however, is not only reflected in the visual appearance of the exterior, but also in the interior. Every Wiesmann is handcrafted down to the last detail. The fittings are crafted according to the specific wishes of the customer. The Wiesmann owners can choose from over 400 different types of leather, to find just the right type for their automobile and can even specify which colour thread should be used for the stitching. If you wish to have your name or your family emblem stitched to the headrest, just mention it and it will be done.
Tread lightly on the gas pedal and the tingling begins: sports cars from Wiesmann do justice to their trademark, the gecko, which "sticks to the wall like a Wiesmann to the road". Not only can the little lizard be admired on the chrome radiator grille of the exclusive noble sports car, but a gigantic version of the trademark can also be seen on the manufacturing building overlooking the little town of Dülmen.
The Wiesmann sports car factory brings all the core competences together in one place, design and vehicle development, metal workmanship and processing, mould construction, leather processing and roof manufacturing, all of crucial importance for the quality of the entire vehicle. Even the electrical system is entirely developed at the factory and the necessary cable harnesses are made to match the fittings selected by the customer.
The cars positively cling to the asphalt and yet still glide perfectly across the road surface with great precision. That’s what the German quality workmanship and the Wiesmann Sports Cars stand for: Quality and Precision combined with Tradition and Style.
The cockpit is designed in all aspects for the functions of a sports car. Everything you need to drive and operate the vehicle is positioned just at the right distance to the driver. The low position of the seat, just in front of the rear axle, lets the driver feel and experience every movement of this driving machine. Just press the silver start button right next to the ignition lock - and you start to feel the raw power while you blood circulation increases dramatically.
A perfect cooperation was sealed, when BMW approved the usage of their engines and core drive components like transmission and brakes in the Wiesmann Sports Cars. “The Wiesmann Sports Cars are designed to be able to host all BMW engines, including the BMW V8 powertrain as well as the V10 from the M5 or M6, and even a V12”, says Mr. Wiesmann.
The Wiesmann GT MF4
The 4.8-litre BMW V8 of the Wiesmann GT MF4 delivers 367 horsepower (270 kW) with a torque of 490 Nm and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. Its top speed exceeds 290 km/h. The engine was given scrupulous testing under extremely tough conditions like the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. A pure sports car which can hardly conceal its dynamic personality. With plenty of engine sound and unbridled power which presses you softly but surely into your seats when you accelerate.
The Wiesmann GT MF5
Pure energy and dynamism – these are the hallmarks of the Wiesmann GT MF5. This sports car sets a new all-time high standard for the already impressive performance of Wiesmann sports cars. Equipped with a high-revving BMW V10 delivering 507 hp (373 kW), it completes the sprint from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. With a sensational power-to-rate ratio of 2.7 kg/hp and a top speed of 310 km/h, this Coupé plays for top honours in the premier league for sports cars.
"With the MF5 we are primarily addressing the wishes of many GT enthusiasts who want to express their individuality through even more power and sportiness," says Friedhelm Wiesmann. Martin displays similar enthusiasm for the new Wiesmann model: "The GT MF5 represents the ideal model with which we round off our range at the top end, and it is certainly the most exciting sports car that Wiesmann has ever presented to the public."
Overall, every Wiesmann sports car reflects the individual character of its owner, embodies outstanding driving dynamics, modern technology, uniqueness and unlimited driving pleasure in a beautifully-shaped, timeless and classical design.
Wiesmann guarantees turning heads and the rare exclusivity on the automobile scene that can hardly be found anymore these days on our roads and streets.
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