Wiesmann GT MF 5 World Premiere
( Worldcarfans ) - Ready just in time for the IAA in Frankfurt but the brand new Wiesmann GT MF5 will not be making an appearance there. Wiesmann was not happy with the space allocation at the show, so instead of a high profile debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show Wiesmann launched the new GT in their own dealership on the Frankfurt (car) mile on its opening night.
The new Wiesmann GT MF5 is powered by BMW's V10 although it is a front-mounted mid-engine instead of the front-mounted M5 and M6, and produces 507 hp with 520 Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a sequential 7-speed transmission system with a variable differential lock. The Wiesmann engineers spent a lot of time developing the high performance chassis to ensure a comfortable ride and, maybe more importantly, safety at all times. The rear wing and difffusor give the back-end enough downforce at the higher speeds, and it is exactly those speeds for which the GT MF5 has been built.
Dipl.-Kfm. Friedhelm Wiesmann: "This new sports car tops off our porfolio of models, setting the new benchmark when it comes to the Wiesmann sports cars' driving performance - which is rather impressive anyhow."
The new GT is 5 cm lower than the previous generation, 9,6 cm wider and total length has increased by 8 cm to 4.3 meters giving the new GT MF5 an even lower center of gravity providing more stability, or as Wiesmann calls it, roadability. The car may weigh 100 kg more than the MF4, but the performance has not suffered which is proven by its 0- 100 km/h time of 3.9 seconds and power to weight ratio of 2.7kg/hp.