Niche German sports car manufacturer Wiesmann is alive and kicking, despite having recently lost one of its founders
Today, at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show
, Wiesmann took the wraps off its GT MF4-CS, a ‘club sport’ version of the previous GT MF4-S
that we first saw in 2009.
Like all of Wiesmann models, the latest GT MF4-CS benefits from a BMW powerplant, this time the 4.0-liter V-8 from the outgoing BMW M3.
It’s tuned to deliver 414 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, which in the GT MF4-CS means 0-62 mph in just 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 182 mph.
Being a club sport, the GT MF4-CS has been developed primarily with track use in mind. Thus, it features a number of upgrades that make the regular GT MF4-S almost look tame next to it.
The upgrades include a reduction in weight to 2,976 pounds, a decrease of almost 80 pounds compared to the regular GT MF4-S, as well as a much wider track. A new aero kit with a more aggressive front spoiler and a fixed rear wing round out the changes.
Inside, you’ll find Alcantara on almost every surface, along with racing bucket seats with harnesses and a good deal of carbon fiber thrown in for good measure. Customers will be able to choose from a standard six-speed manual or BMW M’s seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Only 25 examples of the Wiesmann GT MF4-CS are destined for production, ensuring they’ll remain a rarity. Sadly, Wiesmanns are currently offered outside the U.S. only.
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