WEISMANN'S PROJECT THUNDERBALL IS A GO! NOW YOU'LL HAVE TO WAIT A YEAR IF YOU WANT ONE.
Some months back we brought you details on Project Thunderball from Westphalia, Germany-based bespoke automobile manufacturer Wiesmann. The project looks great, it has those classic car lines mixed with modern styling to create a roadster that the team at Wiesmann calls the world’s first fully-electric sports car. We’re not sure about being able to claim that, but we are sure that Project Thunderball will be something quite special. The roadster will have a dual-motor drivetrain that will produce a claimed 500 kW (680 hp) with a typically-high electric car torque figure of 1 095 Nm of torque. They say this will propel the small car to the 100 km/h mark in a mere 2.9-seconds, but while still being capable of a rather impressive 480 Km range. Weismann owner, Roheen Berry says: “This is the culmination of a dream, the result of years of design excellence and engineering brilliance. I truly believe we’ve made not just the world’s most exciting electric sports car, but a car so unique that it will appreciate in value over its lifetime.” At the time we reported on Project Thunderball, the company was yet to build customer cars, but they did open up the ordering facility so that they could gauge interest in the car.
With automakers of this size, it does take a bit of time to build a car, and the company hasn’t said how long it takes from start to finish. Be that as it may, Berry recently announced that after the order books were opened in September, the company’s first full year of production has already been accounted for. So while we don’t know how many actual cars that will equate to, it’s still great news. We did originally report that the Weismann Project Thunderball would be limited to 1 000 units in total. So again, we’re not sure how many of the 1 000 can be built in a year. It's especially encouraging for Weismann when you consider these 2+2 roadsters have quite a hefty price tag of around $320 000, or around R5 800 000. As soon as we see the first cars being delivered to customers, we’ll be able to make guesses on unit manufacturer time. Every Wiesmann car is hand-built a the company’s Gecko facility in Dülmen, Westphalia, Germany.
Take a look at the YouTube video where the prototype of the Weismann Project Thunderball car is looked at up close in a cool, new walkaround video - it's one thing seeing the car in images, but the walkaround by company owner Roheen Berryshows off the dimensions and curves just right: NEW Wiesmann Project Thunderball | Wiesmann Sports Cars
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