A prototype of the upcoming Wiesmann MF6 has been spied testing while bathed in camouflage and sitting on a flatbed truck.
The small German car manufacturer announced that it was working on an all-new model back in late August. As these spy shots reveal, the MF6 will have a similar classic shape to previous Wiesmann models but beneath that skin will be some very exciting technologies.
All Conquering Power: 2020 Wiesmann MF6 Makes First Public Appearance, Packs BMW M5 Power
Most notably, it is understood that the MF6 will be powered by the same 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine as the current BMW M5. Consequently, the sports car should pump out around 600 hp and as it is both significantly smaller and lighter than the M5, it should be a touch faster and much more nible.
Mated to this engine should be the same eight-speed automatic transmission as the M5 although unlike the German super sedan, the MF6 will be rear-wheel drive as opposed to all-wheel drive. Wiesmann is reportedly quoting a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 3.5-seconds (obviously impacted by the rear-wheel drive) and a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h).
Known internally as Project Gecko, there were reports that the sports car would be unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show back in September. Obviously that never eventuated and we instead think it’s likely that the car will premiere early next year, perhaps at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Underpinning the car will be a lightweight front mid-engine platform with an integrated tubular safety cell and a claimed 50-50 weight distribution to ensure the MF6 handles as well as possible.