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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