After we fetched you the news back in July that BMW was ceasing production of the M5 and its formula 1 inspired engine, it left us wondering about the Wiesmann GT MF5.
But fear not the German roadster manufacturer has turned up today with a prototype to test the BMW V8 Twin Turbo as used in the X6 and the X5 M powered cars, and of course the upcoming M5/M6 in 2011.
The car was sporting larger wider wheels than its predecessor 325x25x20 on the rear and 285x30x20 on the fronts and was currently fitted with Michelin Pilot Sports.
The manufacturing process hasn’t changed from the previous model but we expect it to way slightly less than the current model due to the new engine.
Expect a saving of about 100kg making it weigh in at an estimated 1295kg and this should enable the car to exceed 200mph.
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, an exceptionally low power-to-weight ratio of only 2.7 kg/hp 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.
The Wiesmann GT MF5 reveals the extent of its energy and dynamism as soon as you press the silver metal start button.
Once unleashed, the V10 engine roars with a vengeance, leaving no doubt whatsoever about the car’s ability to inspire the driver.
This powerful GT is manufactured for individualists and sets a new all-time high standard for the already impressive performance of Wiesmann sports cars.
The MF5 is an even more athletic, more intense and more efficient interpretation of the Wiesmann GT concept.
The GT MF5 celebrated its series model premiere in March 2008 at the Geneva Motor Show.
The high-revving BMW 4.9 litre V10 engine delivers 507 hp (373 kW), 529 Nm torque and completes the sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in a breathtaking 3.9 seconds. With a top speed of 310 km/h and a sensational power-to-weight ratio of 2.7 kg/hp, this coupé plays for top honours in the premier league for sports cars. It delivers an adrenalin rush from start to finish, the ultimate in driving enjoyment and perfect, uncompromising power.