Back in early May 2014, the fate of German sports car manufacturer Wiesmann, who started their career making hardtops for convertibles, was sealed when it was officially declared bankrupt. Now it has emerged that prior to going under, the company was planning to create an entry-level model to replace their MF3 Roadster and undercut its price significantly.
Wiesmann showcased the design study of the two-seater, extremely purist, convertible sports car at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011. The car had no doors or windscreen and was the most extreme Wiesmann ever built.
A 3.3 L inline-six BMW engine used in the M3 was pinned to be used although power figures remained unclear. However, based on the price it seemed apparent that the new car wouldn’t have rivalled the 343 hp MF3 in terms of power or performance. The new Spyder concept weighed only 1000 kilos and would sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds, while top speed could go up to 180 mph. (topspeed.com & gtspirit.com)
(Photos from autoblog.com, supercars.net,
photo-voiture.motorlegend.com & immertoday.de)
Wiesmann MF3 Roadster (2003-11)
Powered by BMW M3's 3.3L inline-six with 343 hp.
(Photos from caricos.com)