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Wiesmann's 'Project Gecko' boasts turbo BMW V8 power
A new retro sports car from Germany: coming in 2020
Remember Wiesmann? Of course you do – the German sports car maker knew the perfect recipe during its heydays of the mid-2000s. Its cars were retro-styled, rear-wheel drive and fitted with whacking great BMW engines at the front. There was even one, the GT MF5, which used the E60 M5’s 5.0-litre V10.
At one point, the company was hand-building around 180 cars per year. However, like many of our favourite things, it all ended far too soon. The financial crisis was not kind to Wiesmann and it eventually ceased trading in 2014.
Until now. We have official word from Wiesmann that the combeback is on. We’re promised a new model in 2020, codenamed Project Gecko and definitely using BMW’s 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8. That could mean over 600bhp is in easy reach for the MF5-inspired machine. And we’ve got a few new picture details to salivate over.
Doesn’t look like they’ve strayed too far from the old styling recipe, though, does it?
So, Wiesmann is soon to be back. Thoughts, Internet?