Frankfurt Live: Wiesmann Roadster MF5

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Weismann Roadster MF5

Weismann Roadster MF5

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Weismann Roadster MF5

Weismann Roadster MF5

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When the Wiesmann MF5 went into production last year, the world took notice, as the latest iteration of the potent and wildly styled coupe is the sort of car that commands attention. Now that the company has unveiled the Roadster version of the MF5 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, we can bring you these live images of the car.

The images reveal that the Roadster's curves stick very closely to the coupe's styling, being almost indistinguishable with the top up aside from the cloth material and contrasting color, though with the top down, the rear-heavy look of the coupe is replaced with a very balanced roadster profile.

The show car's bright orange top and matching wheels are likely to be tamed down for customer versions, though the Wiesmann is a car that draws eyes no matter its palette.

Following on from the Roadster MF4, the Roadster MF5 takes all the best of the MF5 Coupe (pictured) and then gets rid of the confining metal roof. But if the idea of a drop-top MF5 gets your heart revving, you'd better act quickly - only 55 will be built.

Powered by the same 507-horsepower BMW-sourced V-10 engine as its hard-top sister, the Roadster MF5 will dart to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 192 mph.

It's not all about speed, however, as the car is also outfitted with some heavy-duty safety technology, including an aluminum monocoque chassis with integrated side-impact guards, dual-stage driver and passenger airbags and ABS, stability control and more.

Pricing for the Roadster MF5 starts from €189,500, or about $267,500.

[Wiesmann]

 
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