The new $320,000 ‘Project Thunderball’ electric car is inspired by James Bond

by | May 4, 2022 - 6:40AM | Cars

Wiesmann is back after a 13-year hiatus with a brand-new model dubbed ‘Project Thunderball’ that can hit 0-60 in under 3 seconds.

Visually, it definitely looks like a Wiesmann. The company’s Instagram is littered with comparisons to the iconic James Bond flick, Thunderball.

The brand new car ditches the BMW-sourced engines traditionally used in Wiesmann cars. The new Project Thunderball is powered by electricity.

READ MORE: 6 epic new car brands you don’t know yet – but will soon see everywhere

Founded in Germany in 1988, Wiesmann made a name for itself making unique sportscars with BMW V8 and V10 powertrains.

Fans of the brand will appreciate the fact that Project Thunderball borrows a lot of design cues from its predecessor, the 2009 MF5, including Wiesmann’s signature grill and the muscular shapes.

It is powered by two electric motors with a range of 500 km (310 miles) and a combined power output of 680 hp and 810 ft-lb of torque, with a 0-60 time of just 2.9 seconds.

This means it is the fastest car Wiesmann ever produced, by a considerable margin.

The cabin combines modern elements like the digital instrument cluster with vintage accents such as the quilter leather upholstery for the seats and the carpets and seven (!) individual gauges and dials on the dashboard.

The Wiesmann Project Thunderball costs $320,000 and that, in today’s market, is almost reasonable.

WATCH:

FOLLOW US ON
FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS

Check this out

World’s first 6×6 Rolls Royce Phantom

World’s first 6×6 Rolls Royce Phantom

This Rolls-Royce Phantom has been turned into a 6x6 off-roading beast.  The Phantom has been hacked apart and extended, with creator Alexandre Danton making it 6.3 meters in length and 2.3 meters wide. The 6x6 now has a huge LED bar on top of the windshield, side...

Top 10 craziest concept cars that never passed the design phase

Top 10 craziest concept cars that never passed the design phase

Every now and then, car designers throw sanity out the window and come up with some seriously insane concepts. While these cars typically never make it to production – or even get a physical mock-up model – it's still interesting to see where the future of car design...

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!