Wiesmann's BMW-powered ultralight is fast, stubby

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It's got a supercar's power-to-weight ratio of 0.188, but a rear overhang only a chain-reaction collision could love. But who cares? It's another track-day ride to challenge the Ariel Atoms and KTM X-Bows of the world. And we like that.

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Weismann reps say the company's ready to build the Spyder by next year, if demand dictates. But is there a market for a stripper roadster with a bulbous body, a curb weight of 2,205 lbs, a 4.0-liter BMW V8 producing 414 hp and a 0-60 time well under four seconds? Perhaps, says the Ariel Atom. The only wildcard is price — still unknown.

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DISCUSSION

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KillerRaccoon - Group J's Sébastien Loeb

Wait, what's wrong with the rear overhang? I adore nigh-nonexistent overhangs.

Also, this is like a hybrid of three of my favorite cars, the MF-5 GT, the SLR Stirling Moss and the 2-eleven. SO HOT.