L, BMW V8
bhp @ 6300 rpm
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The success of the Wiesmann Roadster which was based on a combination
of classic design and state-of-the-art engineering Wiesmann
to develop a new hardtop sports car on the foundations of the
Roadster, the result was the Wiesmann GT.
The two-seater Wiesmann GT coupé was first introduced at the
2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. Basic data used to develop the new
car was gathered by the Wiesmann Racing GT, which was used as
a experimental vehicle under extreme conditions during the 24-hour
race at the Nürburgring in 2002. From the outset Wiesmann decided
that the GT would not only be visually different form the Roadster,
but based on a different drivetrain, in the end the 4.8 litre
BMW V8 was chosen. This choice meant that the engine compartment
had to be enlarged to hold the new unit, which consequently
meant that all the dimensions of the Wiesmann GT were altered.
The Wiesmann GT is 3 cm higher, 11 cm wider, and 37 cm longer
than the Roadster.
To help keep the weight of the Wiesmann GT down the engineers
used an aluminium monocoque design borrowed from the racing
scene. The bodywork of the Wiesmann GT comprises of a lightweight,
high-quality, fibreglass-reinforced compound material.
Similar and related vehicles:
Wiesmann Roadster MF3
Wiesmann GT MF5
Wiesmann Roadster MF5