Zenvo is a little-known Danish hypercar manufacturer based in the town of Præstø, Denmark. It is best known for its Zenvo TSR-S, which has recently been upgraded with an even more powerful engine, uprated transmission and lashings of carbon-fibre. Zenvo limits production to just five units per year, making it ultra-exclusive. The latest TSR-S was supposed to make its debut at the Geneva Motor show but that event was cancelled.
Other cars that were supposed to be unveiled at the annual show were the mad Alfa Romeo GTA, electric BMW i4, lightweight Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, American Czinger 21C hypercar, four-seat Koenigsegg Gemera, the off-roadish RUF Rodeo Concept, and this futuristic Renault Morphoz.
The latest iteration of the Zenvo TSR-S boasts an 878 kW twin-supercharged V8. The 5,8-litre engine features a flat-plane crank. Zenvo says the car can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 2,8 seconds and from 0- 200 km/h in an incredible 6,8 seconds. It has a top speed of 325 km/h.
Power is fed to the rear wheels via a new development of the company’s seven-speed sequential gearbox with helical-cut dog gears. This gearbox offers the driver two modes, Road and Race, controlled by a switch on the steering wheel. In its Road setting, the changes are electronically controlled while Race mode allows for fast and direct mechanical changes. This innovative gearbox has the addition of a hybrid module that yields a power boost, further traction control and even the addition of an eighth forward gear with the electric motor providing reverse drive.
Highlights on the road-going model include full fragmented carbon-fibre wheels designed, developed and built in-house by Zenvo. The wheels are said to weigh 15 kilograms less than the aluminium variants. Each wheel takes two technicians roughly one week to create. Lightweight carbon-fibre has also been used extensively on large sections of the body.
All carbon-fibre work at Zenvo, from the body panels to the floor mats are created in-house. All visible carbon on the car can be colour tinted, including the wheels, and clients can specify individual sections in differing carbon finishes. Of course, one of the Zenvo TSR-S party tricks is its patented ‘Centripedal’ rear wing (which can see in action in the video below) which reacts to steering inputs to create high levels of downforce while cornering. This is similar in principle to the active aerodynamic system employed in ultra-high-performance Lamborghini models as explained here.