Wiesmann Spyder Concept Geneva Debut

Posted on 25 March 2011 by Tony Santos

Wiesmann Spyder

As we promised on our previous posts we’ll give you more details on Wiesmann’s two-seater roadster, the Wiesmann Spyder Concept which has celebrated its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

Wiesmann Spyder is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 engine capable of making 420 hp. With its ultra-light weight of just 1000 kg it can sprints from 0-100 km/h in less than 4 seconds with a top speed of approximately 290 km/h.

According to Friedhelm Wiesmann, customers feedback at the Geneva Motor Show will have a great impact on whether this Spyder Concept will be on production in 2012.

Press Release:

Wiesmann showcased the design study of a twoseater, extremely purist, convertible sports car at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011. Powerful, ultra-light and purist, the Wiesmann Spyder is the essence of Wiesmann’s philosophy. With a kerb weight of less than 1000 kg, it accelerates from 0-100 km/h less than 4 s and makes a top speed of approx. 290 km/h. Basis for this excellent performance is a 420-hp V8 high speed motor which is powered by a 4 liters of engine capacity. The two-seater has no doors or windscreen and is the most extreme Wiesmann ever built.

The Wiesmann Spyder design study is based on the Wiesmann brothers’ early designs, though it also incorporates their many years of experience in sports car construction. It demonstrates the sports car manufacturer’s receptiveness to trends because many Wiesmann fans have approached the company founders in recent years with requests for an extremely purist model.

In Geneve there will be a design study presented, which needs to undergo the judgement of the experts. General Manager of the manufactory Friedhelm Wiesmann says: “We want to test the marketability of such cars in Geneve”, and he goes on: “The feedback of customers, partners and experts has high influence on the consideration of advancing the Spyder model.” Wiesmann has not yet decided whether to put the Spyder into production. If it does go into production, this won’t be before 2012.

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