Wiesmann, the niche German sports car manufacturer, rolled out a new concept vehicle at this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the brand new Wiesmann Spyder Concept. The vehicle is described as a purist two-seater roadster and previews the next-generation of Wiesmann’s eccentric sports car range. With a curb weight of less than 2,200 pounds, it accelerates from 0-62 mph in less than 4.0 seconds and can reach a top speed of approximately 180 mph. The basis for this performance is a 4.0-liter V-8 with 420 horsepower on tap. You may recognize these numbers as the figures that underscore...
Wiesmann Planning New Spyder Concept Unveiling At Geneva Motor Show
With the death of BMW's M5 V-10 engine, Wiesmann recently made the jump to another BMW powerplant: the twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V-8 found in BMW's own cars--including the beefy 555-horsepower M variant. One of the two engines will be under the hood of the Spyder concept announced by the company for...Nelson Ireson