Sunday, April 11, 2010
Check out how cool this Wiesmann Roadster car is! Wisemann is an automobile manufacturer in Germany. The company was founded in 1985 by the brothers Martin Wiesmann and Friedhelm Wiesmann. The cars are manufactured by hand in Dülmen.
The company originally manufactured custom hard-tops for convertibles, which they continue to do. The first roadster left the workshop in 1993. As of 2006, they produce the Wiesmann MF 3 and MF 30 roadsters and the Wiesmann GT MF 4 coupé, all of which utilize engine and transmission components supplied by BMW.
The Wiesmann logo portrays a gecko, as Wiesmann cars "stick to the road like geckos to a wall".
Wiesmann had plans to begin exporting vehicles to the USA by 2010, but recent reports indicate that Wiesmann has no immediate plans to sell vehicles in the United States because of exchange rates and the high costs of modifying and testing the cars in order to make them road-legal there.
Here are pictures of the cool Wiesmann Roadster at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show 2009:
Wiesmann Roadster Specification:
Hot-dipped galvanized steel, aluminum clad
High-quality, fiber glass reinforced composite material
BMW 6-cylinder engine – Capacity 2,979 cc
Rated power/rated speed 170 kW/231 hp / 5,900 rpm
max. torque/speed 300 N·m (221 ft·lbf) / 3,400 rpm
City 12.8 L/100 km (22.1 mpg-imp; 18.4 mpg-US) - Highway 6.9 L/100 km (41 mpg-imp; 34 mpg-US)
Combined 9.1 L/100 km (31 mpg-imp; 26 mpg-US)
5-speed or 6-speed manual or 6-speed sequential (SMG II)
Rear wheel drive
Maximum speed: 230 km/h (143 mph)
0 -100 km/h: 5.9 sec.
MacPherson strut front suspension with transverse link, stabilizer
Central control arm rear axle with leading and transverse link, stabilizer
1,080 kg (2,381 lb)
Length: 3.86 m (152 in) / Width: 1.75 m (69 in) / Height: 1.16 m (46 in)