Many of you likely have no clue what or who Wiesmann is and to be honest, we had to look them up too. Hailing from Germany and known for putting out some of the most unique-looking and rare supercars on the planet Earth, Wiesmann is obviously not a manufacturer to be taken lightly. And when it is set to debut a new model, we had all better take notice.
Wiesmann’s newest addition to its lineup will be the GT MF4-CS, which made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. According to the Germany-based automaker automaker, the new GT MF-4 CS combines "measurable performance-oriented motorsport on the one hand and a car that can also be driven on public roads on the other hand." If the name looks familiar to you Wiesmann enthusiasts, it should, as it released the GT MF4-S back in 2009 and this is the club sport variant of said model, hence the “CS.”
The GT MF4-CS will be limited to only 25 units, so get your checkbooks ready! To get it you will have to pay a total of 193,193.28€- or about $250,000 at the current exchange rates.
Updated 03/06/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.
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The new GT MF4-CS model will be immediately recognized as a Wiesmann. It gets the usual elements we have seen on all the other models announced by the German automaker, including: a wide wheel arch, modified front end with large splitter, daytime running lights and a carbon rear wing.
The model received a series of elements that helped reduce the car’s weight by 20 kg (44 pounds). These elements include a roof made in carbon fiber, super-light polycarbonate windows and the lack of door handles.
For the interior, the new CS model receives sport bucket seats and, in order to save even more weight, customer can opt for no air conditioning or audio system.
Wiesmann also offers an optional carbon pack or a track pack that adds four point harness, sport brake pads and Michelin Cup tires.
Under the hood, the new GT MF4-CS receives a BMW-sourced V-8 engine that delivers a total of 420 horsepower. The model will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 182 mph.
Suspensions and brakes
For increased protection at high speeds, the MF4-CS is equipped with a fully adjustable chassis that adapts to road conditions and driving style.
The maker also offers sports brakes and a specially tailored rear axle ratio for faster acceleration.
The new Wiesmann is priced at €193,193.28 (about $250,000 at the current exchange rates). It will be limited to only 25 units.
The new Wiesmann GT MF4-CS is at a big disadvantage, as it is not the most beautiful car available in its class, so finding a right competitor for it can be pretty challenging. Still, for the same money you can get cars that are both more powerful and better looking than the new MF4-CS.
The Rolls Royce Ghost is powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12 engine that delivers a total of 563 horsepower and it is priced at $245,000. While the Ghost is definitely not on our list of favorite cars, it is proof that for the same money you can get something better than the new GT MF4-CS.
For even less money - around $211,000 - you can get the Continental GT V8. Its engine - a V-8 of course - delivers a total of 500 horsepower. The Continental GT sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 198 mph.
The Wiesmann GT MF4-CS is powerful, fast and may offer everything you need to enjoy a great driving experience on both track and road, but it’s just not a sexy car. Luckily for us only 25 units will be made, so there is pretty much no chance to see one on the road.
Powerful and fast
Suitable for both road and track
Uses carbon fiber
At the international Motor Show in Geneva Wiesmann will open the sports cars season with a world premiere and presents the Wiesmann GT MF4-CS to public for the first time. The typical Wiesmann principle of lightweight construction is epitomised by the Clubsport version of the Wiesmann GT-MF4-S. The aim: perfect driving. The method: maximum performance at as low a weight as possible. By saving up to 20 kg in weight and with impressive performance characteristics, this car is pure emotion, whether on the roads or a racetrack. For its 25th anniversary, Wiesmann will be giving 25 customers an opportunity to own a Wiesmann that focuses on the essentials: sporty driving to the maximum. After the world premiere in Geneva the Clubsport will go on tour to selected Wiesmann Sales Centres in Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
To lovers of quick sports cars, “Clubsport” is the combination of two demands: real, measurable performance-oriented motorsport on the one hand and a car that can also be driven on public roads on the other hand. A car that makes the way to a racetrack to an adventure. The Wiesmann GT MF4-CS is a varied and sensitive racing machine with perfect technology that minimizes added comfort features in favour of sporting progress. It also gives drivers unprecedented opportunities to push a Wiesmann to its limit while still being able to influence its settings themselves.
The Wiesmann GT comes from good racing stock. Wiesmann has been garnering experience from 24-hour races on the Nürburgring and the Endurance Championship since 2002. Wiesmann presents its advanced version of this racing concept in 2013, and it is now available to all Wiesmann customers who want to own something truly special. The Wiesmann GT MF4-CS is the ultimate reduction of Wiesmann’s purist philosophy. Everything is centred on perfect tuning, with the aim of creating a brilliant racing machine.
The race car has a distinctive and instantly recognisable look: a considerably wider wheel arch and modified front with large splitter, daytime running lights and a carbon rear wing give this car a striking sporty design. The equipment also emphasises the sportiness of the car. The Clubsport package comprises a roll bar and a fully adjustable chassis developed by the manufacturer that adapts to road conditions and the driving style of the driver. In addition, sports brakes for improved braking are available as well as a specially tailored rear axle ratio for faster acceleration. A particular feature of the Wiesmann GT MF4-CS is the reduction in the car’s weight by up to 20 kg. The roof part is made from real carbon, which gives the car rigidity and reduces the weight. Other weight-optimised changes, such as the sports bucket seats, superlight polycarbonate windows and even the lack of door handles: all contribute to shaving tenths of a second off race times. Buyers can also request no air conditioning or audio system to save even more weight. An optional carbon pack for the interior gives the car a true race car look. Also, the optional track pack with four point harness, sport brake pads and Michelin Cup tyres make the Wiesmann ready for “the perfect lap”. These various options leave no-one in any doubt that the Wiesmann GT MF4-CS is more of a race car than any other Wiesmann before. The aim: maximum performance based on a combination of all these factors.
The high-speed V8 engine in the Wiesmann GT MF4-CS achieves 420 hp. With an unladen weight of 1350 kg, it has a power/weight ratio of 3.2 kg/hp. This enables it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.4s and reach a top speed of 293 km/h.
The Wiesmann GT MF4-CS is a collector’s piece even before it has gone on sale. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the sports car manufacturer Wiesmann has built just 25 GT MF4-CS cars – highly exclusive editions with special features. The gear lever knob is engraved with the serial number of the car, which, together with a plaque, denotes it as one of the 25 limited edition sports cars. With this small run of exceptional GTs, the sports car manufacturer is celebrating the long-standing Wiesmann principle of lightweight construction. Its philosophy in building sports cars has always been to achieve optimal performance. The Wiesmann GT MF4-CS embodies the spirit of this philosophy: it is powerful, quick and uncompromising.
After the world premiere, the new model will go on a road show to selected Wiesmann Sales Centres in Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland. From Zurich to Lake Constance, from there to Wiesmann Alps in Munich and via Luxembourg (Wiesmann Lux) to Düsseldorf. Sports car fans will have the chance to get a close look at the Wiesmann GT MF4-CS at these seven Sales Centres. In addition to the vehicle presentation there will be an exclusive entertainment program in the evening. For individual questions about the road show don`t hesitate to contact the Wiesmann manufacturer directly. The new model will be presented at traditional spring festival on 13th and 14th of April 2013 in Dülmen. Apart from that there will be another appointment in Euskirchen at Wiesmann Rhineland.
The Wiesmann GT MF4-CS is available from 193,193.28 EUR (basic net price including standard equipment).