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M5-powered Wiesmann MF5 enters productionEnlarge Photo
As previously reported, the MF5 packs the same 5.0L V10 engine used by BMW’s M Division for its M5 and M6 models and is based on Wiesmann’s current GT. Differentiating the MF5 from the normal GT is the aggressive rear wing and diffuser, necessary for maintaining downforce on the rear axle at high speeds. With an available 507hp on tap, the MF5 sprints from 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310km/h.
Drive is sent to the rear wheels via BMW’s seven-speed sequential manual gearbox and limited slip differential. Rolling stock consists of 19in BBS RS-GT alloy wheels housing dual-piston sliding calipers with perforated composite disks.
Underneath the retro-styled body sits an ultra-modern aluminum monocoque chassis that’s glued and riveted together. Combined with a lightweight fiber-glass body, the MF5 weighs in at just 1,380kg. It stretches 4.3m in length and is 1.95m across and just 1.17m high.