One look at the new Weismann Thunderball electric roadster and you’re instantly transported to stunning cliffsides. You imagine careening through twists and turns, the wind blowing through your hair, driving like your life depends on it. Well, thankfully, your life is not likely on the line. Even so, it’s understandable that you’d feel at least somewhat like a James Bond. The Weismann Thunderball is sleek, fast, and beautiful – everything that would remind us of 007 – but what stands out most is its world-famous German luxury. Let’s take a closer look at all this stunning head-turner!
Weismann Thunderball Stats
Speed | 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds, 0-125mph in 8.9 seconds
Power | 680hp 1100Nm
Weight | 3747 lbs with 48/52 distribution
Range | 310 miles
Battery | 92 kWh
Cost | About $3,000 down and $300,000 starting cost
A Future Forward Car Reminiscent of the Past
Weismann’s goal is to provide an electric roadster, that drives uniquely like a Weismann. Owner Roheen Berry had this to say about the endeavor:
“This is the culmination of a dream, the result of years of design excellence and engineering brilliance. I truly believe we’ve made not just the world’s most exciting electric sports car, but a car so unique that it will appreciate in value over its lifetime.”
As such, many of the features and components are uniquely designed to Weismann. For example, their advanced electric powertrain and Weismann Intelligent Regenerative Braking System. Though basically all EVs have multiple engines and regenerative braking, Weismann’s allows customization by the driver. With five settings available, accessed by the steering wheel-mounted paddles, the driver can adjust the regenerative braking to achieve optimal handling while cornering.
Weismann’s decision making is sure to create some differences of opinion. Some may find the ability to make instinctual decisions on the fly exhilarating, however some may reason that better is better. Meaning, why make the vehicle 2-wheel drive, when you can make it four? Why have to manually adjust the traction, when you can have excellent traction at all times? Electric cars paved the way for consistently better speed and handling, so is Weismann taking a step backward? Ford made a similar decision when designing the electric Ford Mustang. Realistically, it’s going to come down to the priorities of each driver. If Weismann’s goal is to create an EV that is reminiscent of their past, they’ve succeeded.