After attending the 1985 Essen Motor Show, Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann decided to design and custom-build their own sports car, one that fused the look of a classic British roadster with state-of-the art German technology.

Keen to design a car that stuck to the road so well as to almost defy the laws of physics, the founders adopted the gecko as the Wiesmann logo, and the business was officially formed in 1988.

Two years later, the first factory opened, and work began on the Wiesmann MF3 Roadster, which debuted in 1993. It was extremely well-received, and as a result, the company went on to produce eight additional models. All were met with high acclaim.

Following a brief closure in 2014, Wiesmann was acquired by Contec Global, under the direction of Roheen and Sahir Berry. Several new models are currently in the pipeline, the first of which is due for release in 2022.



Wiesmann officially opens its doors. Work on the Wiesmann car begins.


Wiesmann moves into Telgenkamp, the company’s first dedicated factory. Production begins on the MF3 Roadster.


Production on the MF3 Roadster is completed. Shows at Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix and the Hamburg Rothenbaum Tennis Tournament.


The official start of the BMW and Wiesmann’s engine partnership. Partner office opens in Munich, Germany.


The official start of the BMW and Wiesmann’s engine partnership. Partner office opens in Munich, Germany.


Wiesmann unveils the GT MF4. It is the marque’s first coupe bodystyle.


Wiesmann opens the new Dülmen-based iconic factory in Germany. The new factory attracts over 30,000 international visitors. Wiesmann releases the critically acclaimed GT MF5.


Wiesmann unveils the Roadster MF4 and the Roadster MF5. Plans commence to expand into Asia and the Middle East.


Wiesmann is bought by Contec Global and Roheen Berry.


Plans are made for the development of new models. The first new model is on target to be revealed in 2022.

April 2022

Global digital reveal of Wiesmann’s all new electric sports car, codename 'Project Thunderball’.

MAY 2022

Project Thunderball makes public debut at annual amfAR Gala, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cannes.

SEPT 2022

Reservations officially open for Project Thunderball.