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Wiesmann Unites Past And Present In The New EV Prototype

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Wiesmann tackles the EV industry head-on.
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While the big OEMs come up with highly lucrative results from the EV boom, a homely little company out of Germany takes a silent lead on the whole parade. Namely because it has the best, and maybe only, Roadster EV out there. German car maker Wiesmann Automotive wants to create the next big thing since the Tesla Roadster.

Since its humble beginnings in 1988, Wiesmann had always given off a tongue-in-cheek approach to showing off inspired autos from British coupes and roadsters all from the 1950s and 1960s. They even show off a radiator grille that so specifically borrows inspiration from Jaguar’s “toilet seat” phase. To compare Wiesmann to big English brands at the time would be laughable in of itself. For they had utilized frail electronics and sad engines compared to Wiesmann strong reliance on BMW for power plants. From 2003 on, Wiesmann had also built a state-of-the-art chassis. Their chassis have aluminum bonds, not unlike the same types found on Aston Martin and the Lotus.

All good things must come to an end, however. Or at least, take a hiatus.

In 2013, Wiesmann went bankrupt and ended up being bought out by a British-Indian entrepreneur. The brand and assets soon became part of a new secret project. This project would operate in homage of past vehicles with BMW-like power. The car had therefore been largely well-engineered when the choice was made to push the development of the ICE into an EV powertrain instead, with anticipation of Europe’s banning of combustion models.

Which brings us today, to the understanding that Wiesmann is still quite wise indeed. The project Thunderball prototype certainly appears quite amazingly in its glory . It uses a T-shaped battery pack with 800-volt capacity with fast-charging action and active cooling capacity.

The matter of fact is that Wiesmann is making the wisest moves they can in a competitive market.

So what about the drive? It comes from two mid-mounted permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, that each drive a common shaft that could show off a conventional limited-slip rear differential. All while there are axial-flux motors in place of the radial-flux, which shows as a configuration that can deliver better power density, in spite of a low maximum rpm, of 9000 rpm. There’s also a peak output that holds about 671 horsepower. When paired with about 811 pound-feet of torque, it allows Project Thunderball to be developed quicker than Wiesmann’s pre-bankruptcy offerings. All while the list involves cars powered by turbocharged E60-generation BMW M5’s V-10 engine.

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