The “world’s first electric convertible” hits 60 mph in underneath three seconds with 808 pound-feet of torque.
You’d be forgiven for being unfamiliar with Wiesmann, a small low-volume German model that produced a handful of BMW-powered sports activities vehicles with classically-styled shells from 1988 to the 2010s earlier than succumbing to chapter.
Now Wiesmann is staging a comeback, and a pure EV dubbed the Project Thunderball is main the cost. Though seen topless completely in offered artwork, Road & Track reviews that the carbon fiber two-seater is being billed as “the world’s first electric convertible” (disregarding the unique Tesla Roadster) with a 92 kWh battery pack operating on an 800-volt platform.
Two rear-mounted electrical motors will spin the wheels with 680 horsepower and 808-pound toes of torque in a automobile that retains weight down. An aluminum spaceframe helps retains the burden down to simply 3,747 kilos, on the low finish by EV requirements. Low mass maximizes the efficiency of the powertrain’s output, which is nice sufficient for a 60-mph time of two.9 seconds with the pedal down and a variety of round 310 miles of vary when pushed conservatively.
Other options embody an adjustable suspension and roll bars, six-piston brakes within the rear, four-piston brakes within the entrance, Wiesmann’s personal 21-inch rims wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, and posh-looking brown leather-based seats and carbon fiber trim on the inside.
Prices, U.S. availability and a launch date stay to be seen, however the preliminary design and specs level to 1 cool little electrical sports activities automobile.