First look: Wiesmann’s Project Thunderball EV


Car Design News visited Wiesmann’s factory in Germany to get up close with its new electric sportscar and to chat with lead designer Andreas Kurbos

”We didn’t want to make a boring electric car,” says Roheen Berry, CEO of Wiesmann sportscars, a brand that many will remember from its gas-guzzling two-seaters of the noughties. Speaking to media during a tour of the factory in Dülmen, Germany, Berry was on hand to reveal the launch of the company’s latest model: the fully electric Project Thunderball.

It is a big move for the brand which in its heyday (prior to being bought out by Berry’s firm Contec Global in 2016) leveraged high-powered BMW engines and built its brand around the conventional thrill of driving. By current semantics, the…

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