Luxury car manufacturer Wiesmann have sold all of the Project Thunderball electric roadsters that they will be building in their first year of production. Manufacturing and delivery of the $430,000 CAD or 300,000 Euro two-seater is set for 2024 at their Gecko factory in Dülmen, Germany.
“We are all extremely proud that Project Thunderball – the car which heralds the return of the storied Wiesmann brand – should resonate so strongly with driving enthusiasts from around the world,” said Roheen Berry, Owner and CEO of Wiesmann. “We knew that combining the timeless design, luxury, and hand-crafted finish that Wiesmann is renowned for, together with a state-of-the-art electric powertrain that delivers exceptional performance, range and charging and our own technology, including the innovative regenerative braking system, would result in a truly captivating and iconic car. To have already sold out the first year of production proves the unique appeal of Project Thunderball and represents a phenomenal start to a Wiesmann’s new, electrified era.”
The Project Thunderball may look like a classic front engine rear wheel drive soft top but its performance figures say otherwise. Two electric motors generate 680 hp and 811 lb-ft of instant torque launching this car from 0-62 mph or 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds. It has a targeted range of 500 kms or 310 miles on one charge. Powering the motors is an 800-volt, 92 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The Wiesmann car company was founded in 1988 by brothers Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann. Their goal was to build bespoke sports cars. The company was purchased by brothers Roheen and Sahir Berry in 2016 who share the founder’s passion. In April 2022 they announced the launch of the all-new, all-electric Project Thunderball roadster.
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