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Wiesmann has unveiled today at Geneva the Spyder concept – a design study of a two-seater, extremely purist, convertible sports car.

The two-seater convertible Spyder certainly has straight-line potential according to the early performance figures. A 313kW V8 engine sits in the front/middle, and overall weight is kept below 1000kg by leaving off doors and a windscreen.

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The automaker claims the Spyder comes in under 2,200 pounds and can accelerate to 62 mph in a scant four seconds before topping out at face-melting 180 mph.

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General Manager of the manufactory Friedhelm Wiesmann says: “We want to test the marketability of such cars in Geneve”, and he goes on: “The feedback of customers, partners and experts has high influence on the consideration of advancing the Spyder model.”

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Wiesmann will asses the reactions to the Spyder at the Geneva show and then makes the decision if they should put it into production. Even if they make it, it won’t be sooner than 2012.