The Lizard and the Thunderball

In 1998, brothers Friehelm and Martin Weismann founded Weismann Cars in Dülmen North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Their vision was to hand-build sports cars that were retro in design but with the latest engineering.

The corporate logo was a Gecko, and its significance was its ability to grip the road’s surface, similar to the characteristics of the lizard.

The designs were reminiscent of British Roadsters from the 50s and 60s. Weismann built the cars to a very high standard.

They were powered by a BMW 3.2 litre in-line six engine because of a BMW-approved partnership. 

By using lightweight materials, the power-to-weight ratio was excellent.

Subsequently, Weismann produced V8 coupé and roadster variants.

Then, with a BMW V10 power unit, the GT MF5 was created at its peak, with a top speed of over 190mph.

All cars were of luxurious detailing, often bespoke for their loyal clients.

Regrettably, Weismann faced fiscal turmoil and filed for insolvency in 2014.

In 2016, new investors decided to keep the Weismann brand operating.

They have recently developed the Project Thunderball.

Weismann will be the first to sell internationally an all-electric two-seater roadster.

With its dual-motor power plant producing 680hp dressed in carbon-fibre skin, performance will be exceptional with a range of 310 miles.

As expected, the interior will be classic in theme, with analogue dials set in a swathe of the best-quality hide.

A maximum of 1,000 will be fashioned with a tad below £300K cost.

The Wiesmann Project Thunderball: Where Elegance meets Electric Thunder.