The Gecko is back! Wiesmann returns to sports car manufacturing with V8 Heritage display at Salon Privé
Now under new ownership and with plans for a reengineered model to come out of the Dulmen factory in Germany within 2 years, Wiesmann marks its return to bespoke sports car manufacturing with a display of two of its V8-powered Heritage Editions, a GTMF5 Coupe and an MF4 Roadster.
Founded in 1988, Wiesmann started out as a manufacturer of low-volume sports cars. All hand-built, the cars were beautifully finished and thanks to German precision engineering and its pioneering, unmistakeably unique design, offered incredible handling and performance, not to mention, exceptional build quality. Following the classic sports car configuration of long swooping bonnet and short rear end, they built cars for enthusiasts with a great appreciation for design performance and luxury. Thanks to the bespoke production process, every car is unique allowing each owner to fully appreciate the personalisation experience leading to a completely individual car.
Over the course of 30 years, Wiesmann sold state-of-the-art hand-made cars through Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Today, Wiesmann’s iconic factory and production headquarters, built in the form of the brand’s unmistakable gecko logo, serves as the heart for the current design & manufacturing program that will see the unveiling of an exciting new model next year in 2019.
Wiesmann is the last thoroughbred European sports car, built in Germany and I am very happy to play a part in creating its exciting future.” commented Roheen Berry, Managing Director of Wiesmann Sports Cars.
This is a very exciting time for Wiesmann and we are thrilled to play a part in the relaunch of this iconic sports cars brand” said David Bagley, Co-Founder & Sales Director of Salon Privé. “Having known the brand for a number of years, what they offer is exceptional – a true purists’ driving experience courtesy of the latest BMW M-Power units matched with an unmistakeable attention to detail in the build quality and a finish that epitomises bespoke build at its absolute best.”