Since 2008, every Wiesmann car has been built at the factory in Dülmen, Germany. The process begins with a discussion between manufacturer and prospective owner. This initial step is the most crucial part of the production process, as it cements the brand’s integrity as a luxury, custom-built manufacturer.
The desirability and rarity of historic models has resulted in many customers discovering their purchases, which were founded on their automotive passion, have also increased in value.
Nicknamed the Gecko, Wiesmann HQ is no ordinary factory. The design was modelled after Wiesmann’s trademark gecko logo. The unusual shape of the building has become an important local landmark, symbolising the company’s commitment to Westphalia, an area long known for its car manufacturing prowess. Featuring a beautiful showroom, an overview of production areas and its very own research and development atelier, the Gecko factory will always be a place as welcome to Wiesmann owners as it is to the exceptional manufacturing team within it. When reopened in 2016, Wiesmann was honoured to welcome the return of many of its previous engineers and craftsmen, all keen to work on Project Gecko.
One of Europe’s last remaining independent sports car producers, Wiesmann has always integrated traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge manufacturing technologies. The manufacturing runs are small and owner-focussed. Each car takes 350 man-hours to complete, employing the various skills of a dedicated team of designers, engineers and technicians, and is built in-house, by hand. Owners are highly involved in the specification and build process, which enables the finished design to reflect their own individual tastes, philosophies and personalities. Everything at Wiesmann is made by individuals for the individual.
With Project Gecko in advanced stages of development, the future of Wiesmann is extremely bright. A natural evolution of the company’s commitment to German engineering combined with British design and style, the new Wiesmann model has been years in the making. Improved levels of performance and a refined aesthetic have resulted in advanced sports car manufacturing, which has only been enhanced by a continued technological partnership with BMW, which has been supplying its M-Series engines to the company since 1994.
Germany’s most loved sports car is very much alive and well.