Founded in Germany in 1988, Wiesmann went on to become a highly successful and globally renowned brand, and one of the last independent German engineered and manufactured automotive marques in the world.
Best known for combining German innovation, engineering and design with classic British elegance and style, Wiesmann has not deviated from its founding vision, resulting in hand-built, bespoke vehicles that have been, and will continue to be, recognized by connoisseurs as some of the world's most iconic and collectable sports cars.
Project Thunderball's performance credentials are indisputable.
Power comes from twin electric rear-mid-mounted motors delivering up to 500 kW (680 hp) to the rear wheels and 1100 Nm of torque, bringing phenomenal straight-line performance and a targeted 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint acceleration time of 2.9 seconds, for an unrivalled exhilarating drive, which the owner will never tire of.
Finely crafted from advanced carbon fibre, Project Thunderball astonishingly weighs in at little more than 1700 kg (3747 lb), with a power-to-weight ratio of 2.5 kg per hp, bringing remarkable agility and handling more than worthy of the Wiesmann badge.
The target range of Project Thunderball is 500 km, thanks to its state-of-the-art 800 V high-voltage architecture providing a maximum 92 kWh battery capacity (83 kWh available), uniquely high for a roadster.
The car can be charged with its 22 kW onboard unit at the owner's home, or extremely fast with up to 300 kW DC at a rapid charge public charger.
Project Thunderball is Wiesmann's response to the electrified vehicle revolution, combining the remarkable characteristics of an electric powertrain with the trademark performance, driving pleasure and styling of a true Wiesmann.
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Wiesmann anticipates the start of production of its electric vehicle in 2024. The winning bidder will receive one of the first 25 vehicles, with a VIN number of 25 or less. Wiesmann will work with the winning bidder to design the interior of the production version of the vehicle within Wiesmann's normal production parameters. The winning bidder will have the opportunity to visit the Wiesmann factory at least twice during the vehicle's production, upon reasonable notice and at a reasonable time. The winning bidder will be responsible for transportation of the vehicle from the Wiesmann factory in Germany, including any importation costs. The production version of the vehicle may differ from the prototype of the vehicle that has been presented at the auction.