2008 Wiesmann-GT MF5
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If you’ve never heard of German tuning company, SchwabenFolia, then you’re not alone. Having said that, they sure did a heck of a job introducing themselves to the tuning world with a unique program for the Wiesmann MF5 V10.
The exterior work done on the car underscores the name it was given - Black Bat. It is highlighted by a matte black finish with foil covers on the door panels, inner hood, engine room, and trunk. The stealthy finish on the exterior of the MF5 V10 is further complimented by a new set of 20" forged wheels painted in black wrapped in high performance tires with 6-piston calipers and discs on the front and 4-piston calipers and discs on the rear from Brembo.
As for the engine, SchwabenFolia managed to tweak the MF5 V10’s already powerful BMW-sourced 5.0-liter V10 engine, thanks to a new dual exhaust stainless steel sports exhaust system, a 3-way catalytic converter, and a reconstructed air filtration system. The result is a performance boost that saw the output of the sports car rise from 560 horsepower all the way up to 600 horsepower with a 0-62 mph time of just 3.5 seconds and an increased top speed of 201 mph.
Very impressive work, SchwabenFolia!
The German coachbuilders Weismann unveiled the new MF5 Roadster at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The MF5 is limited to only 55 units, each priced at 189,500 Euros and features the classic curves of an English sports car at first glance with an unparalleld driving experience that could only come from a modern day high tech package.
The Weismann MF5 roadster is powered by a 5.0 Liter V10 from a BMW M5 mounted in the front midship position for better weight distribution and features a few tricks to ensure that all 507 HP and 384 lb-ft of torque make it to the ground through the BMW sourced SMG sequential 7 speed gearbox that allows it to rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.9 seconds on its way to reaching a top speed of 192 MPH.
With this much power comes great responsability, so the MF5’safety system includes: an integrated side impact protection beam, ABS, DSC, a safety steering column that is adjustable in both height and length, BMW’s security system including an electronic engine immobilizer (EWS III), 3 point harness, Hydraulic Power Steering and the oh so important driver and passenger airbags.
There’s something about a car that’s decked in red and white color schemes that we find oddly attractive.
Whether it’s the pearly white exterior finish or the red upholstered interior, the Wiesmann MF5 Roadster look every bit like the car all of us have been pining to have. And now that it’s been unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the craving and yearning for this car has gone through the roof.
Sure, only 55 models are set to be released and each car costs a staggering $278,000 so there’s a big chance that we’ll never get to sit behind the wheel of one.
Then again, Wiesmann only creates cars for the big boys so you should have expected the MF5 Roadster to bring it. And ‘bring it’ it does.
The car’s BMW-powered 5.0-liter V10 engine, which if you must know, can rip out 507 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque, sitting under its hood is nothing short of monstrous. Likewise, the MF5 Roadster is capable of acceleration from a 0-100kmh in just a shade under 4 seconds and topping out at speeds of well over 300 kmh.
We can buy a lot of cars for a quarter of a million dollars, but while a lot of them can be considered as lavishly extravagant spending, somehow, spending that kind of money for an MF5 Roadster doesn’t qualify as overspending. Suffice to say, it should be worth every penny.
Wiesmann, the well-known German sports manufacturer, unveiled the details of its latest handmade creation: the GT MF5. The brand new car based on the MF4 coupe, is powered by Bmw’s 507hp V10 engine found also on the M5 and M6 models. The MF5 packs 140 more horsepower due to the fact that its older brother, the MF4, is powered by the 367 hp 4.8 V8 engine also manufactured by Bmw.