Zenvo is a small-scale automaker that is not as widely known as the likes of Pagani or Koenigsegg. But that is about to change as the company pulled the wraps off an all-new model called the Zenvo Aurora. Well, they unveiled the Aurora in two variants, which we’ll go into below. Just 50 units of each type will be built.

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Form Following Function

The two versions of the Aurora, called Agil and Tur (from Danish ‘Agile’ and ‘Touring’), have been developed. These are aimed at slightly different customers. As a result each has its own distinctive appearance. The cars were designed in-house by chief designer, Christian Brandt.

“At Zenvo, we have some very clear design cues, which are carried forward with Aurora, and the new design language pushes the limits of what we could do with the packaging and aerodynamics. We have also been very focused on ensuring that we kept things Danish – less is more, and very simplistic.

“The chassis and the components of Aurora are all works of art, and we made a very definite decision that we did not want to hide these details away under a monolithic design. It is like a complex timepiece or the skeletal architecture of a motorcycle, where the inner workings are the fascinating part, and we wanted to showcase as much of the chassis, the engine, and the suspension as we could.”

Same Skeleton, Different Suits

Both versions of the Aurora are based on a new carbon-fibre tub. The Agil is lighter (1 300 kg) and more track-focused. It has underbody aerodynamics and a high-level rear wing with an air brake function. The more skeletal of the pair produces 880 kg of downforce at 250 km/h, and has a top speed of 365 km/h.

The Tur has the sleeker of the two shapes. The Zenvo Aurora Tur has lower drag coefficient than that the Agil. Underbody aerodynamics are complemented by active rear wing ducts that provide enhanced stability. It tips the scales at a still light 1 450 kg while its more aerodynamically efficient shape allows it to achieve a top speed of 450 km/h.

V12 Power

An all-new V12 engine powers both versions. Powertrain specialists Mahle developed the engine for Zenvo (as we covered here). The 6,6-litre unit has four turbochargers and electric assistance to help provide instantaneous power delivery

On its own the ICE units produces over 930 kW as it revs to nearly 10 000 r/min. A lightweight electric motor generates an additional 150 kW on the rear-wheel-drive Agil for almost 1 100 kW in total. Its peak torque is rated as 1 400 N.m. These outputs allow it to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 2,5 seconds, to 200 in 4,6 and to 300 in about ten seconds.

The Tur versions adds a further electric motor to each front wheel to offer just shy of 1 400 kW along with 1 700 N.m of twist effort. The all-wheel-drive Tur can blast from rest to 100 km/h in 2,3 seconds, blows by 300 km/h in 9 seconds and on to 400 km/h in 17.