liter BMW V10
lb-ft @ 6100 rpm
hp @ 7750 rpm
lbs per hp
101.4 hp per liter
(from Wiesmann Press
Release) Completed just in time for the start of the IAA:
the Wiesmann GT with the model name of MF 5 and a 10-cylinder motor.
Hiding behind this unpretentious name is the most exciting sports
car ever to be presented by Wiesmann to the public.
It is a perfect blend of the corporate philosophys contents, which
is a combination of beautiful body shapes and state-of-the-art
technology. The appearance of this super sports car alone would
clearly signal the arrival of something extraordinary: a very low
and cowered-down body in combination with wide base tyres stand for
abounding power and a highly racy vehicle to be expected.
Wiesmann fulfils the desire of many a GT enthousiast, who had
welcome the successful expansion of the Wiesmann model portfolio,
and who, at the same time, had still wanted for the engine to become
Dipl.-Kfm. Friedhelm Wiesmann (business graduate), spokesman of the
board, explains: Our intention is to meet these demands with the GT
MF 5. This new sports car tops off our porfolio of models, setting
the new benchmark when it comes to the Wiesmann sports cars driving
performance which is rather impressive anyhow.
Dipl.-Ing. Martin Wiesmann (graduate engineer), managing director in
charge of development and production, says: Compared to the normal
GT, it is already the outer appearance of the MF 5 that would be
outstanding: both a wing as well as a diffusor generate the
necessary rear-suspension drive line, thus ensuring an excellent
stability especially for those high-speed moments. A lot of effort
went into the development of a high-performance chassis to make sure
the MF 5 driver will enjoy the ride and yet will at all times be
safe no matter what.
The drive system of this super sports car comprises a 12:1 compacted
V 10-cylinder front-mounted mid-engine with a cubic capacity of 5
litres boasting 507 HP which are generated by 7,750 crankshaft
rotations. A maximum torque of 520 Nm ensures a powerful drive at
all speeds and driving fun at its best.
GT experts will immediately notice the lower total height (- 5 cm),
the slight increase in width (+ 9,6 cm), and the increase in total
length by 8 cm to 4.3 m compared to the MF 4 with a correspondingly
bigger track gauge of + 10 cm (front) and + 9.8 cm (rear). These
details are crucial for its very low centre of gravity and hence its
In spite of all its safety features, the vehicles bigger size, the
engines high capacity, and the corresponding sequential 7-speed
transmission system (in connection with a variable differential
lock) account for a modest increase in weight of only 100 kg
compared to the MF 4. The resulting driving performance is beyond
each doubt: the acceleration time of 0 100 km/h is 3.9 seconds,
and the power to weight ratio amounts to a sensational 2.7 kg/HP.
With this value the MF 5 ranks among the top class of the sportsters
In order to be able to control such a powerful vehicle, both its
driver as well as its fellow passenger need to be in close contact
with it. The GT MF 5 therefore comes with especially designed bucket
seats with an excellent lateral support, which by request may be
adjusted to the drivers and fellow passengers body contours. They
give the necessary support, for the passengers to have a firm grasp
in view of the great acceleration forces that may develop, and to be
able to fully enjoy the driving performance. Special carbon seats
are also available by request.
The passengers safety is ensured by energy absorbing car body
parts, by a stiff aluminium monocoque including a side-collision
protection structure, and by the serial ABS combined with a dynamic
stability control system DSC.
The months following the world premiere will be reserved for fine
tuning and long-term as well as endurance testing, in order to
fulfil all requirements of those already highly interested in
Wiesmanns newest super sports car.
The market launch of the Wiesmann GT MF 5 fully suitable for daily
use is scheduled for spring of 2008. The price of the GT MF 5 with
its comprehensive equipment amounts to 178,900 incl. VAT.
Exclusive carbon parts are also available by request.