Wiesmann Spyder is Purist Performance at its Best
If you have a hankerin for something powerful and German, but don’t want a car that has all the cold practicality of a West Berlin Plattenbau housing complex, the folks at Wiesmann have you covered. Founded in 1985, the company has been rolling out insane coupes with BMW power for almost three decades– and this is one of their greatest creations. Wiesmann’s most recent creation came in 2013, in the form of the 400-horsepower GT MF4-CS, but we’re turning our attention to a model that’s slightly older. In 2011, the company rolled out the Spyder Concept at the Geneva Motor Show. With the NY Auto Show less than two weeks away, we thought we’d get people excited about what possibilities may be ahead– for any automaker. RELATED: See Photos of the 2011 Wiesmann Spyder Concept
The Wiesmann Spyder was a stripped-down version of its typically amazing coupes. Curb weight was reduced to less than 2,204 lbs, and a BMW-sourced 4.0-liter V8 sat under the hood. The combination is downright criminal — with a 0-60 time of just 3.9 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 180 mph.
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The minimalist curves are derived from early designs by the Wiesmann brothers. They draw inspiration from years of experience in the sports car realm. As far purist sports cars go, this is about as awesome as they get.
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