Geneva 2011 – Wiesmann Spyder Concept – rpmGo.com

Wiesmann Spyder Concept

During the first day of this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the German coachbuilder Wiesmann unveiled the Spyder Concept, a very lightweight two-seater roadster that has a curb weight of less than 2,679 pounds (1,000 kg). It is able to sprint to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds and can hit a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h), thanks to its powerful V8 4.0-liter engine that develops 420 hp which might be the same plant that can be found on the BMW M3.

Wiesmann Spyder Concept

The coachbuilder says that the Spyder is the most extreme car ever built by the company and I have to agree with them as this concept has no windscreen or doors. The design of the car is claimed to be based upon  the Wiesmann brothers’ early designs and according to what the officials of the company said, it was created in order to respond to the fans of the brand, who made requests “for an extremely purist model.”

Wiesmann Spyder Concept

The Germans haven’t made up their mind regarding if they are going to build the car, but the positive feedback they’ve received at Geneva might convince them to do so. If this will happen, the production version of the Wiesmann Spyder will most likely be launched in the next 2-3 years or so.

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