Wiesmann, the German automobile manufacturer specializing in hand-built custom convertibles and coupes, just announced that customers might express interest in Project Thunderball and reserve a spot on the reservation list by registering online at the company’s website, wiesmann.com. According to InsideEVs, a €3,000 ($2,880) deposit that is 100% refundable is needed for the reservation.
The Project Thunderball is advertised as the first all-electric luxury roadster in the world. Prices for the sports vehicle with a carbon fiber body that weighs a little over 1,700 kilograms (3,747 pounds) and has a power-to-weight ratio of 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) per horsepower start at €300,000 ($288,000).
Furthermore, two electric motors installed on the rear axle are powered by a battery with an accessible capacity of 83 kWh manufactured by Roding Mobility. With 671 horsepower and 811 pound-feet (1,100 Nm) of torque, the Project Thunderball can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds.
Wiesmann also claims that Project Thunderball’s near-perfect 48:52 (front:rear) weight distribution results in exceptional agility and handling. On a single charge, the driving range is predicted to be 311 miles (500 km).
|“The car is driving beautifully and our investment in the technology such as the regenerative breaking and latest battery technology has paid off,” said Berry. “The Wiesmann brand not only has such a storied and wonderful past and legacy, but a bright and exciting future ahead of it,” Roheen Berry, CEO of Wiesmann, stated.|
Due to its 800-volt design, the car may be charged at home using a 22kW onboard unit or in public using a 300kW DC fast-charging device. As of now, there are no charging times offered yet.
|“Project Thunderball is the car that will bring Wiesmann into the new electrified era. Since revealing the car in April we have seen an overwhelming response from potential customers. The car is driving beautifully and our investment in the technology such as the regenerative breaking and latest battery technology has paid off. The Wiesmann brand not only has such a storied and wonderful past and legacy, but a bright and exciting future ahead of it,” CEO Berry, added.|
Project Thunderball will be produced in Wiesmann’s “Gecko” factory in Dülmen, Germany. Meanwhile, customers who place their orders now will be first in line for their automobiles when production starts in 2024.