RE: Wiesmann at Gurnigel hillclimb: Time For Coffee

RE: Wiesmann at Gurnigel hillclimb: Time For Coffee

Thursday 8th March

Wiesmann at Gurnigel hillclimb: Time For Coffee?

A reminder during Geneva week that the Swiss don't just do fancy motor shows...



While Geneva is all well and good for prestigious manufacturers to show expensive cars to wealthy people, having so many fast cars stationary in a hall can feel a little sterile. Track focused, ruthlessly honed supercars going absolutely nowhere does seem to defeat the point somewhat.

So time for a mad Swiss hillclimb vid, to redress the balance. For a country seemingly so against motorsport and fast cars in general, Switzerland can host a jolly exciting hillclimb. Its people seem keen on making the most of them, too.

This isn’t a new video, or anything truly spectacular for the hillclimb vid collection, but it’s damn cool nonetheless. Partly because it’s wet and slippery, but mainly because it involves a V10 Wiesmann. With a manual gearbox...

So you get scenic hillclimb, V10 shriek, and powerslides. What more do you need for a morning pick me up? Watch it below!

 

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DooM_II

Original Poster:

75 posts

62 months

Thursday 8th March
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in short it's a handful beast, don't want to be riding shotgun !

ManOpener

3,820 posts

99 months

Thursday 8th March
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'kin 'ell, that looks like a bit of a handful.

Jual Mass Flywheel

2,471 posts

85 months

Thursday 8th March
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Sounded a bit muted to don't you think?

griffdude

1,434 posts

178 months

Thursday 8th March
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Turns in nicely in the wet. European tracks (closed roads?) look wider than the narrow ones we have here in the UK.

CO2000

2,710 posts

139 months

Thursday 8th March
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griffdude said:
Turns in nicely in the wet. European tracks (closed roads?) look wider than the narrow ones we have here in the UK.
Yup would have rounded corners at Doune!
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ducnick

844 posts

173 months

Sunday 11th March
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What’s with the massive pink wheels and rubber band tyres? Wouldn’t a proper forged rim and higher profile rubber be more appropriate for something designed for cornering, going and stopping?
Sounds good externally but the thing I noticed most was the smooth tarmac on a public road. We have become so used to craters in our roads it comes as a surprise to see smooth tarmac these days