Essen 2012: Wiesmann Spyder Concept [Video]
But now, they’re working on something altogether more radical. At the 2012 Essen Motor Show, they’ve brought along the Wiesmann Spyder Concept, and excellent looking track car that weighs less than 1,000 kg (around 2,200 lbs), which translates to a standard sprint time of less than 4 seconds and a top speed of around 290 km/h (180 mph)... with no windshield. The power comes from 4-liter M3 engine that delivers 420 horsepower.
“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,” stated the official press release.
Live video by Toldi shot at the Essen Motor Show: