WIESMANN PROJECT THUNDERBALL – GERMAN INNOVATION AND ENGLISH ELEGANCE
By Piero Facchin
The first year of production of Wiesmann’s “Project Thunderball”—the world’s first all-electric luxury roadster—is already sold out. Since the order book was opened last September, demand from customers around the world has been exceptional, with the two-seater now allocated for the first year of production.
Production will begin in 2024 at Wiesmann’s “Gecko” plant in Dülmen, Germany, where state-of-the-art manufacturing technology and craftsmanship combine to deliver the brand’s unique blend of precision engineering and custom body expertise. The first deliveries to customers will begin in 2024, and enthusiasts who wish to register their interest in the next production run are invited to join the new waiting list at www.wiesmann.com.
Roheen Berry, owner and CEO of Wiesmann: “We are all extremely proud that Project Thunderball, the car, which heralds the return of the famous Wiesmann brand, resonates so strongly with driving enthusiasts around the world. We knew that by combining the timeless design, luxury and craftsmanship that Wiesmann is known for, with a state-of-the-art electric powertrain that offers exceptional performance, range and charging, and our own technology, including the innovative regenerative motor, braking system, this would translate into a truly captivating and iconic car.” Having already sold out the first year of production proves the unique appeal of Project Thunderball and represents a phenomenal start to Wiesmann’s new electrified era.
The dynamics of the German-designed roadster are facilitated by the placement of the two electric motors in a rear mid-position, which have a targeted total output of 500 kW (680 hp) and 1,100 Nm of instant torque to deliver a 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) target and an acceleration time of just 2.9 seconds.
On the other hand, you will have to pay more than €300,000 for this model.