Denmark’s Zenvo is creating a hybrid hypercar for launch subsequent yr.
The data was revealed by the corporate’s Chief Business Officer, Jens Sverdrup, in an interview with High Gear revealed final week.
In line with Sverdrup, the automotive’s powertrain will combine a V-12 developed in-house and able to 10,000 rpm because the internal-combustion element, which means it ought to be a screamer. The V-12 might be turbocharged, function electrical motors to spool the turbos—similar to in Components 1—and are available paired to an 8-speed computerized transmission.
The engine might 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, which means the ultimate output could also be lowered for manufacturing.
Energy will go to the rear wheels, 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.
The automotive will sport a next-generation design constructed on a newly developed carbon-fiber chassis that Zenvo might use for a second “junior” mannequin powered by a V-8 associated to the V-12, Sverdrup stated. Carbon fiber will even be used for the physique and the lightest model is predicted to tip the scales at round 2,755 lb.
Transferring to a brand new chassis and powertrain is in distinction with Zenvo’s present TSR-S and TS1 GT hypercars whose designs and V-8s are just like what the corporate provided in its unique ST1 hypercar launched in 2008.
Zenvo has managed to carve out a distinct segment in a market that is extraordinarily small however dominated by huge manufacturers, together with Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren. One main enchantment of Zenvo is its comparatively brief supply occasions of lower than a yr. Evaluate this to a rival like Pagani or Koenigsegg the place ready two years or extra for a automotive to be delivered is frequent.
That state of affairs might change as Zenvo begins to broaden its retail footprint, significantly within the U.S. The corporate final yr 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 objective of accelerating worldwide gross sales to about 30 vehicles per yr, up from only a handful in the present day, and goals for the U.S. to account for about half of its quantity. This charge would put Zenvo on an equal footing with the likes of Koenigsegg and Pagani.