The company is taking orders for future years though.
If you wanted to get your hands on a Wiesmann 'Project Thunderball' roadster in 2024 we have some bad news for you. The first year of production for the EV is officially sold out. Orders for the highly anticipated retro convertible went live in September of last year. The company hasn't said how many it's expecting to produce, but since each one will be hand made we're expecting the number to be rather limited.
When the vehicle was officially unveiled last April, it was the first new vehicle from the automaker in over a decade. Whereas previous models from the German automaker have always been powered with some sort of BMW M5 or M3 powerplant, this new car will bring the company into the electrified future with a wholly electric powerplant.
"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. "To have 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 vehicle will be built at Wiesmann's 'Gecko" facility in Dulmen, Germany with first customer deliveries expected to commence in 2024. With it being hand built and limited in number, the cars will be properly expensive with the owner needing to hand over $288,000 just to get their vehicle built.
All of that money seems to be going to good use though. Touted as the "world's first all-electric luxury roadster," the vehicle will have a two-seat, rear-wheel drive layout with carbon fiber used extensively throughout the car's construction.
Two electric motors in a rear-mid mounted position will propel the sports car forward with 680 horsepower and over 800 ft-lbs of instant torque. This will be good enough to propel the car from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds. Not bad for something that weighs 3,747 lbs.
Everything runs off of 800-volt architecture with a 92 kWh battery pack. The company says this will be good for very quick charging times when using up to 300kW DC fast chargers but hasn't yet given time estimates. With a WLTP estimated range of 300 miles, it should definitely be good enough for weekend trips and spirited drives too.
It's a very unique vehicle, one we can't wait to see in person at some point, but we're also excited to see what else the company is cooking up. The company hinted at a second sports car early last year and hasn't said much else, but if it's anything like the Thunderball, we have high expectations.
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