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 |  Nov 10 2011, 11:30 AM


As if Wiesmann’s MF5 wasn’t rare enough with just 30 vehicles ever made, tuning firm SchwabenFolia decided to one-up the MF5 by creating a totally menacing Black Bat version. Wrapped completely in matte black, the MF5 Black Bat also features 20-inch BBS wheels, chromed emblems, Brembo brakes and some styling accessories.

Powered by a BMW M5 V10 powerplant, SchwabenFolia wasn’t content with the stock output of 507-hp from the Wiesmann MF5. They went straight to work with an ECU reflash, intake and exhaust. The result is 600-hp, 0-62 mph in just 3.5 seconds and a top speed just shy of 200-mph.

All-in-all, we’re pretty impressed with how great the MF5 looks in matte black, one of the few cars that completely transforms with just a color change.

GALLERY: SchwabenFolia Wiesmann MF5 Black Bat


[Source: ZerCustoms]

 |  Dec 26 2010, 1:41 PM

Wiesmann will be bringing four new models to the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, all packing more punch than its previous renditions. The GT MF4 Coupe, GT MF5 Coupe, Roadster MF4 and Roadster MF5 will now sport BMW’s 4.4L V8 twin-turbo powerplant underneath the hood.

Previous to this announcements the Wiesmann MF4 and MF5 both used the 4.0-liter V8 from the BMW M3.

Performance will differ between the MF4 and MF5 with the MF4 delivering 407-hp while the MF5 will push out an incredible 555-hp. With the differing horsepower output, the MF4 will hit 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, while the MF5 does it in a blistering 3.9 seconds.

The combination of BMW’s potent twin-turbo V8 powerplant in the MF5 makes it the most powerful vehicle Wiesmann has ever released.

[Source: GT Spirit]