Wiesmann reveals plans for ‘world’s first’ sports car Car News

Luxury sports car brand Wiesmann will soon unveil a new model with retro styling and refined performance.

Named Project Thunderball, it has been described as a “sports car fit for the modern age” and will be built at the company’s Gecko factory in Dülmen, Germany.

It was shown in a series of images released by Wiesmann with a retractable soft top and black-and-white patterned livery.

However, no performance or mechanical details have yet been revealed.

Project Thunderball is expected to be the first model built by Wiesmann under the ownership of British contractor Roheen Berry.

“As the automotive industry undergoes its biggest revolution in a century, there can be no better time to announce the return of a refreshed, reborn and recharged automotive icon,” Berry said.

“Thunderball will continue Wiesmann’s reputation for setting the standard for performance, craftsmanship and pure fun. With its unmistakable style, it’s the Wiesmann fit for the 21st century, and that’s just the beginning. .

Wiesman announced Project Gecko in 2020 as a model inspired by the 2009 GT MF5 limited edition. It is expected to be driven by a Original BMW 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine.

It is also expected to come with an automatic transmission (also from BMW) and have a 50/50 weight distribution front to rear.

Wiesman said Project Thunderball will be built alongside Project Gecko. More details will be revealed in the coming months.

Models produced by Weismann before it closed due to financial difficulties in 2014 include the MF3, MF4 and 555 hp MF5 powered by V10.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-10 15:38:39

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