Wiesmann Sports Cars GmbH | Project Thunderball
Our goal in the design process was to collaborate with Wiesmann to create a fascinating symbiosis of a classic roadster and a modern sports car. Similar to a sculptor, together we have created an iconic proportion that combines the muscular appearance of an athlete with sporty elegance. The effect we want to achieve is what we call: "impressive impression“.
A prominent, brand-defining grille and large cut-outs characterise the new Wiesmann's front view. Opening the bonnet becomes an impressive spectacle with WOW effect: The entire bonnet opens to the front in one piece and reveals the engine - the heart of a sports car.
Classic roadster proportion meets progressive sports car character. In the partnership with Wiesmann, the exterior renderings focused on the extreme. In collaboration with Wiesmann and our design team, we faced the challenge of designing an electric vehicle whilst maintaining Wiesmann's traditional character. Eye-catching exterior features include a very long bonnet and a short, sporty rear end. Voluminous, muscular surfaces provide a strong and bold statement character. Joints were largely avoided to maintain a sculptural silhouette.
„It has been a privilege to partner with Roheen and the Wiesmann team, to bring to life the clear vision and direction for what the new Wiesmann should represent.“
Andreas Kurbos, founder & CEO
Central exterior design elements are continued inside the car and create a consistent appearance. Large cut-outs around the exterior lights are echoed in analogue round instruments in the dashboard as well as in ventilation units. All instruments are consistently positioned towards the driver. A continuous line runs dynamically from left to right and surrounds the dashboard. Charming details like a glove compartment with leather latch lend a classic roadster feel to this overall innovative sports car.