Zenvo is Back and It’s Coming to the Geneva Auto Show With a New Car!!!
New supercar is going to succeed the TS1 GT and TSRby Kirby Garlitos, on
Back in 2007, a Danish supercar company was born. It called itself Zenvo, which, if you translated the name in English, also means Zenvo. Translation lessons aside, Zenvo has been laying low the last few years. That’s about to change, though, because the automaker has a new supercar it wants to show us. It’s arriving at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and while it still doesn’t have a name, it’s already being billed as the successor to the company’s previous lunatic machines, the TS1 GT road car, and the TSR race car.
The photos do reveal some interesting bits about the new supercar, including the generous use of carbon fiber throughout the machine
So, this came from out of nowhere. We haven’t heard from Zenvo since the TS1 GT 10th Anniversary LE was unveiled back in May. Since then, the company has been hibernating, or at least that’s what we were led to believe. Apparently, “hibernating” was the last thing it was doing because all along, it was developing a new model that it’s preparing to showcase in Geneva.
We don’t know much about what this new Zenvo is other than a few teaser photos and the promise by CEO Angela Kashina “to make a splash with our latest new innovation.” It’s a vague tease from the boss, but the photos do reveal some interesting bits about the new supercar, including the generous use of carbon fiber throughout the machine. It’s hard to miss because all three teasers focus on the same thing: carbon fiber. Lots of it.
Other than that, the new car is apparently headed to Geneva sporting a red body paint with a matching yellow-orange trim. Seems like an interesting choice of color.
The new car is apparently headed to Geneva sporting a red body paint with a matching yellow-orange trim. Seems like an interesting choice of color
Everything else we can tell about the new Zenvo machine is tied into our expectations of it, relative to what its predecessors were capable of doing. See, before the TS1 GT came to life, it was actually called the ST1. It came with over 1,000 horsepower, largely because its 6.9-liter V-8 engine was turbocharged and supercharged. Then in 2016, the ST1 evolved into the TS1 GT. It had a smaller engine — a 5.8-litre twin-supercharged flat-plane V-8 engine — that somehow still produced 1,102 horsepower. The arrival of the TS1 GT road car coincided with the introduction of its track-focused alter-ego, the TSR racer that also had 1,102 horsepower at its beck and call.
Zenvo only builds five TS1 GT models per year with prices typically starting in the nine figures. There’s not a lot of them on the road today, but that hasn’t stopped the car from making appearances all over the world, especially back when it was still the ST1. It’s driven beside camels in Dubai, challenged a Bugatti Veyron in Abu Dhabi, and visited Jay Leno’s Garage in California. It’s also crashed in a race event in Denmark, caught fire at the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix, and we all know the impression it left on Top Gear.
Eventful history notwithstanding, this new Zenvo has our attention for all the right reasons.
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