Geneva 2013: The new Wiesmann GT MF4-CS revels in classic racing elements without the extras

Wiesmann GT MF4-CS  By today’s standards, the new Wiesmann GT MF4-Club Sport, or CS, unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show sticks out as a bit unusual in a field of angular supercars.  

Like a lot of the vehicles on display this week in Geneva, the CS has a very exclusive production run.  Only 25 of the vehicles will be made to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Wiesmann.

But the true distinguishing element of the GT MF4-CS is that the engineers have forgone some of the typical new car amenities to provide owners with a more authentic performance experience behind the wheel.

The significantly slimmed-down interior of the two-seater does not come with a GPS system, air conditioning or a radio – quite the opposite of the standard Bluetooth and other tech available on a lot of new cars now.  Photos show the top of the center console is dominated by seven old-school analog gauges.

Wiesmann-GT-MF4-CS-3Instead, the GT MF4- CS features exposed roll bars and a quick-grab fire extinguisher inside, which speaks to the raw power of the car on the track and as a unique road vehicle. 

The rear-wheel-drive Wiesmann GT MF4-CS is powered by a front-mid engine V8 that kicks out 309 kw/420 hp and 400 nm /295 lb-ft of torque.  The car has a top speed of 293 kmh/182 mph and clocks a 0-62 mph time of about 4.4 seconds.  

The body is made of a high-quality, glass fiber shell with a curb weight of a little under 1,350 kg (3,000 lbs.).  Other features include a green-tinted multi-layer glass front window and a carbon rear wing.    

Pricing starts at 193,193.28 EUR or about $251,000 (basic net price including standard equipment).

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