Is the Wiesmann GT MF5 Proof that the Germans do it Better?
Last week we jokingly tweeted that it was a "Wiesmann kind of Wednesday" and attached a photo of the menacing looking Wiesmann GT MF5. Thanks to the good graces of the internet and no fault of our own we actually have more Wiesmann GT MF5 porn for you on this Wednesday. Life can be so difficult sometimes. The Wiesmann GT MF5 has been an object of never ending lust for us here at Boldride, because it is among the class of incredibly cool sports cars that are not sold in America. Ever since the the e46 M3 powered MF3 we've prayed nightly, tears streaming from our eyes at the Wiesmann shrine in the corner of our office. We begged the car gods for mercy because the MF3 was the perfect combination of three of our favorite things: BMW horsepower, lightweight and retro design. The car gods paid us no mind and continued mocking us with newer and faster Wiessmann cars powered by V8's, V10's and now a twin-turbo V8. The cars that Wiessmann slowly turns out at a rate of roughly 200 models per year are like German TVRs. In fact when the MF3 was launched Top Gear tested it against the TVR Tuscan, and in keeping with typical German automotive fashion handed the TVR it's ass on a platter of bratwurst and schwarzbrot...kind of. (PHOTOS: See more Wiesmann cars) It's easy to see why, because unlike the TVR which tried to reinvent the sports car, the Wiesmann is no where near that ambitious and simply uses the overengineered parts developed by BMW. But with less weight to haul around the MF3 and the GT MF5 (which weighs about 220 pounds more than the Subaru BRZ) are incredibly potent takes on the British sports car formula: simplify then add lightness (and leather). But it seems the years of torture maybe coming to an end. As Jethro Bovingdon explains in this episode of Car and Drive Abroad, Wiesmann has plans to bring it's hand made BMW strassen-scalpels to the U.S. in the near future. Could the GT MF5 be among the cars they choose to send? We certainly hope so. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dA3NgH2_ss&feature=g-vrec Bonus! Check out Top Gear's test of the Wiessmann MF3 vs. the TVR Tuscan below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSCWD9NyZ2M http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=5sCuvWlheco