March 5th, 2013 - Geneva can give you about a hundred reasons why they’re the most talked about city at the moment. For starters, the annual Geneva Motor Show is a place where auto makers premiere their latest makes and models to the world. This year, there have been some unwanted leaks of some highly anticipated supercars, such as the Lamborghini Veneno and the 2014 Porsche GT3. One company who has managed to keep their new model under wraps is Wiesmann, with their cherry red GT MF4 CS, which was unveiled as forecasted today.
The new model represents the celebration of Wiessmann’s 25 year anniversary. In honor of the anniversary, the automaker only constructed 25 vehicles world wide. The typical Wiesmann principle of lightweight construction is epitomized 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.
Now lets get to the good stuff, 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. 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.
The race car has a distinctive and instantly recognizable 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 emphasizes 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-optimized changes, such as the sports bucket seats, super light 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 tires 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 price tag on the GT MF4CS is a rocking $250,000 for the basics, but with only 25 models in production, they’re sure to go fast.