2011 Wiesmann Spyder Concept
|---- Specifications ----|
|Engine||4 liter V8||Weight||under 2205 lbs|
|HP||420 hp||HP/Weight||under 5.3 lbs per hp|
|HP/Liter||105 hp per liter||1/4 mile||--|
|0-62 mph||under 4 seconds||Top Speed||180 mph|
(from Wiesmann Press Release) Wiesmann presents Design study Wiesmann Spyder
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.
Wiesmann is the leading manufactory of purist sports cars, combining classic design with state-of-the-art technology. Since its foundation by Friedhelm and Martin Wiesmann in 1988, Wiesmann stands for the manufacturing of individual sports cars whose every detail is crafted by hand. The premium features are designed according to the customers’ personal preferences, so every Wiesmann is a truly unique car and one that creates an exclusive driving experience for the individual unlike no other.