Zenvo readies V-12 hybrid hypercar for 2023


Denmark’s Zenvo is growing a hybrid hypercar for launch subsequent 12 months.

The data was revealed by the corporate’s chief business officer, Jens Sverdrup, in an interview with High Gear printed final week.

In line with Sverdrup, the automotive’s powertrain will combine an in-house developed V-12 able to 10,000 rpm because the internal-combustion element, that means it must be a screamer. The V-12 shall be turbocharged and have electrical motors to spool the turbos, similar to in Formulation 1, and be paired to an 8-speed computerized transmission.

The engine shall be able to 1,200 hp by itself, however an electrical motor built-in with the transmission will take mixed energy as excessive as 1,800 hp, Sverdrup stated, including that Zenvo is extra targeted on delivering a enjoyable driving expertise versus large numbers, that means the ultimate output could also be lowered for manufacturing.

Drive shall be to the rear wheels solely however a extra forgiving setup with an extra electrical motor to energy the entrance axle and type an all-wheel-drive system is deliberate for a GT-style model of the automotive, in response to Sverdrup.

Zenvo TSR-S

Zenvo TSR-S

Observe, the automotive shall be a real next-generation design constructed on a newly developed carbon-fiber chassis that Zenvo may use for a second “junior” mannequin powered by a V-8 engine associated to the V-12, Sverdrup stated. Carbon fiber may even be used for the physique and the lightest model is anticipated to tip the scales at round 2,755 lb.

Shifting to a brand new chassis and powertrain is in distinction with Zenvo’s present TSR-S and TS1 GT hypercars whose designs and V-8 engines are much like what the corporate supplied in its authentic ST1 hypercar launched in 2008.

Zenvo has managed to carve out a distinct segment in a market that is extraordinarily small however dominated by massive manufacturers, Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren being essentially the most outstanding. One main enchantment of Zenvo is its comparatively brief supply instances of lower than a 12 months. Examine this to a rival like Pagani or Koenigsegg the place ready two years or extra for a automotive to be delivered is frequent.

That scenario might change as Zenvo begins to increase its retail footprint, notably within the U.S. The corporate final 12 months accomplished certification for the sale of the TSR-S on these shores and signed its first native dealership, Zenvo of Denver, which is being managed by unique automotive specialist 100 Oct.

Zenvo has a long-term purpose of accelerating worldwide gross sales to about 30 vehicles per 12 months, up from only a handful at this time, and goals for the U.S. to account for about half of its quantity. This price would put Zenvo on an equal footing with the likes of Koenigsegg and Pagani.


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