Wiesmann returns with a brand new car, to be revealed 2020
Wiesmann, the German maker of luxury hand -built sports cars, announced the return of the marque with the reveal of a brand new car in 2020.
Codenamed Project Gecko, the car will be engineered and built at the original Wiesmann factory in Dülmen, Germany.
Project Gecko is a mix of continuity and contemporary. Many of the elements that gave the Wiesmann MF5 a cult following – such as the distinctive design and luxury features – will remain, while key changes like the all new platform utilising the very latest lightweight technologies.
The new model will be front mid-engined and rear-wheel drive, with perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Power comes from BMW M’s TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine, continuing the historic partnership between Wiesmann and BMW.
The launch is headed by Owner and Chief Executive Roheen Berry, who is working with his brother Sahir on the project, just as brothers Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann teamed up on the original launch in 1988.