German sports car manufacturer Wiesmann has revealed three different versions of its upcoming Project Thunderball roadster.
These design philosophies underline the wealth of customization options for the €300,000 (£265,000) electric car.
However, with Project Thunderball already sold out by 2025, Wiesmann is giving potential customers ample time to consider the interior and exterior finishes.
Wiesmann owner and CEO Roheen Berry led the digital design process, providing inspiration for future Project Thunderball owners.
dream of saint tropez
The first design concept is described as “the essence of a convertible, inspired by the moment when you and your car become one.”
It’s painted in a custom blue metallic paint that’s said to evoke “warm coastal waters” and “endless skies.” This contrasts with the bold orange leather covering the seats and the striking alloy wheels.
Soft-touch cream canvas and high-gloss teak trim recall the French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez.
Jay Gatsby’s Choice
By retro style standards, stepping back in time seems like a good fit only for Project Thunderball. The second design concept dates back to the 1920s, described as an era of modernism and optimism.
Wondering how F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic fictional character Jay Gatsby would design an electric roadster is the car’s starting point. With the help of gold paint and a matching front grille, it’s themed “opportunity and optimism.”
The interior is crafted in deep burgundy leather with matte soft-touch velvet details.
With the ability to accelerate quietly from 0-124mph in less than 9 seconds, the third Project Thunderball design concept takes a stealthy approach.
The exterior of the roadster is painted in matte black, with contrasting gloss black details adding an extra level of visual menace. The theme continues inside, where you’ll find black leather and glossy carbon fiber trim.
All clients of the Thunderball project will be invited to the Wiesmann factory to watch their car being built and provide design input. The first deliveries are due in 2024.
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