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Wiesmann still hoping for savior

The saga of Wiesmann dates back to the late 1980s when a pair of German brothers set out to make retro sports cars. The first model was built in 1993 and a steady stream of new coupes and convertibles powered by a variety of BMW engines trickled ...

Wiesmann gives the MF3 a colourful goodbye

The thing about retro styling is that, since it's anchored not in the contemporary but in the classical, it doesn't age. So you may be as surprised as we were to discover that the Wiesmann Roadster has been on the market for 18 years now. The ...

Wiesmann was planning cheaper MF3 Roadster before bankruptcy

Founded in 1988 with its first production car completed in 1993, Wiesmann based its entire business around one design. Fortunately since that design was more retro than a Mini Cooper, it aged well, but that didn't mean it wasn't outdated when the...

Wiesmann MF3 Final Edition is a technicolor dream car

German automaker Wiesmann teamed up with fashion house Sieger to give its MF3 roadster a fitting send-off after 18 long years on the market. The duo came up with 18 unique designs – one for each year the car was on sale – and one of t...

Wiesmann GT MF4-CS offers track-ready forbidden fruit, par excellence

Wiesmann has long been forbidden fruit of the very tastiest variety for car fans here in Canada, and the boutique German sports car maker continues to concoct varieties of its GT that we long to drive. For this year's Geneva show, that means this...

Wiesmann teases Geneva-bound sports car badged the GT MF4-CS

German sportscar maker Wiesmann has announced it's bringing the GT MF4-CS to say "Tag" to the world at the Geneva Motor Show. The last two characters in that letterlicious name stand for "Club Sport," making this the stripped-down track-day versi...

Wiesmann MF5 Roadster channels Caped Crusader with Black Bat special

The term "Batmobile" is one that gets thrown around a lot in automotive circles. Pretty much anything black and sinister is described as the Dark Knight's new ride. But aside from the handful of custom vehicles made for the various TV shows and m...

Wiesmann and Sieger show us how stripes are done with MF3 Final Edition

Some cars reach the end of their production cycle, and we miss them when they're gone. But then some we won't. The Wiesmann MF3 Roadster falls into the latter category. You see, it's not that we don't like the Wiesmann. In fact we think it's o...

Porsche tuners 9ff, SpeedArt going bankrupt

Times are tough in Europe right now, and that unfortunately has reaped disastrous consequences for some of its smallest niche automakers. Gumpert, Wiesmann, Artega and Lola have all filed for bankruptcy this year, and it appears that tuners are n...

2011 Geneva Motor Show: Day 1... so far

That's right, what you see below are the production and concept cars unveiled on the first day of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show that we've managed to bring you... so far. There are so many more vehicles to show and we'll continue bringing them to y...

Veritas twin-turbo coupe still on the drawing board

In Vino Veritas, the old Latin saying goes, "In wine is truth." But what about CAD renderings? That's what Aussie auto website CarAdvice got a glimpse at while touring the headquarters of German niche carmaker Veritas. The engineering trust formed...

Imperia GP struts its retro hybrid stuff in Belgium

Imperia GP – Click above for high-res image gallery The modern automotive era has seen more retro brands revived than we can remember. Marques like Bugatti, Spyker, Abarth and Mini are perhaps the most prominent among them – to say ...

Melkus lacquers up RS2000 Black Edition for Geneva debut

What's the difference between black and piano black? Lacquer, and lots of it. Whether they're making an actual piano or trimming out a car to the same effect, craftsman will typically apply six layers of clearcoat to give the wood that deep, lust...

Forza 4's March Pirelli Car Pack features Ford Country Squire, V12 Zagato

Another month, another pack of downloadable content for Forza Motorsport 4. This month's DLC car pack, called the March Pirelli Car Pack, features 10 new cars that could potentially find their way into your Forza garage. Why call it the March Pir...