German sports car maker Wiesmann moves closer to revival

By DPA | 10 August 2018

BERLIN: Defunct German boutique sports car maker Wiesmann has moved a step closer to its projected revival next year and will be showing two models at a British gala event in Windsor at the end of the month.

The company famed for its retro-styled roadsters with BMW engines closed in 2014. New investors plan to launch a re-engineered car next year to be produced at the factory in Dulmen, some 500km west of here.

The Wiesmanns go on show at Salon Prive in Windsor, not far from the castle residence of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. The garden party is one of the longest-running motoring events in the country.

Two V8-powered Wiesmann Heritage Editions will be on show, a GTMF5 Coupe and an MF4 Roadster.

Founded in 1988, Wiesmann's hand-built cars evoke classic sports cars with a long, swooping bonnet and short rear end.

"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," says Roheen Berry, Wiesmann sports cars managing director.