Zenvo is Back and It’s Coming to the Geneva Auto Show With a New Car!!!
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.
Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Limited Edition
The world of boutique supercars is vast, littered by the beautiful, the bizarre, and the outrageously fast. Exclusivity and performance bragging rights win the day here, which leads to creations like this four-wheeled spaceship before you. If you’re drawing a blank on the name, not to worry. Zenvo Automotive is a small manufacturer based out of Denmark, and it’s only been around for about a decade, hence the 10th Anniversary bit to the title. Best known for creating the ST1, the two-door mid-engine supercar that caught on fire during testing on an episode of Top Gear, Zenvo has been putting in work to bring the brand the “right” kinda press. The latest effort is this, a one-off bespoke iteration of the ST1 bearing fresh exterior paint, oodles of carbon fiber, and four-digit power. The model debuted earlier this year at the Geneva International Motor Show, and it costs well over a million dollars.
The TS1 GT 10th Anniversary LE was built to pay homage to Zenvo’s history and Danish roots. As such, the company nicknamed it Sleipnir (pronounced “sleep-near”), which might sound kind of goofy until you learn that Sleipnir was the name given to the eight-legged horse that Odin, King of the Norse gods, rode around on while he was, you know, doing god stuff. “Sleipnir was ‘the fastest and best horse among gods and men,’” says Zenvo, so you can probably guess where this is going.
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The Zenvo TS-1 GT Is The Anniversary Supercar Of Our Dreams
Every year, there are always a handful of cars that debut at the Geneva Motor Show that somehow end up as wallpaper in people’s smartphones. I should know because last year, the Lamborghini Centenario occupied prime real estate space in mine. This year, a number of front-runners have emerged, and one of them is the Zenvo TS-1 GT, a commemorative, limited edition model that was developed to celebrate the Danish automaker’s 10th anniversary. And dear Lord, it looks downright amazing to the point that I’m torn on what I like best about the car.
I could point to the way it looks, even if not much of it has changed in recent years. I just think that the ST1 remains one of the most underrated supercars in terms of design and I’m willing to wager that I’m not the only one who has this sentiment. But the TS1 GT is something else entirely different. Maybe it’s the exclusive Fjord Blue paint finish that has made my knees weak. The color is certainly loud, but there’s also a semblance of grace in it. The copper and bronze accenting stripes are also smooth touches because they clash beautifully with the flamboyant exterior color.
I could also point to the fact that the body is made purely of carbon-fiber or the excess in aerodynamic components. And if I’m being honest, there’s something oddly appealing about the instrument surrounds in the interior being made from copper and rhodium. Zenvo says that the interior of the car takes roughly 8,000 man hours to finish. That’s literally 333 days, which is an absurdly long time until you see what the finished product looks like.
Whatever it is about the Zenvo TS1 GT that has me kneeling at its altar, I can say that the supercar deserves all of the accolades it gets. And I haven’t even talked about what it’s capable of.
Speaking of which…
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2017 Zenvo TS1
Zenvo’s genesis wasn’t exactly an easy one. The Danish manufacturer was founded in 2007 with the noblest of intentions – to make high-dollar, low-volume, ultra-high-performance sports cars for both the street and the track. The marque’s first model, the ST1, was released in 2009, and it looked like it met all the criteria, with an 800,000 euro price tag ($877,040 at current exchange rates, 03/02/2016), a production run of 15 units, and a 233-mph top speed. But there was a problem – it kept catching fire, first during a track test on Top Gear, then again at the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix. As you can imagine, Zenvo would like to put all that behind it, and as such, it’s unveiled a new model called the TS1, bearing improved aero, a dramatically updated interior, and a new twin-supercharged V-8.
Philosophically speaking, the TS1 follows closely in the footsteps of the ST1. It’s still a hand-built, outrageously powerful hypercar for the enormously well-to-do. However, Zenvo is quick to point out that this new model was carefully refined to meet customer demands, combining extreme performance with daily-driver comfort and high levels of customizability.
While the TS1 got its big reveal at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, Zenvo left a few important details up in the air. That said, there’s quite a bit left to explore here, so let’s check it out.
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Who would have imagined that the Zenvo ST1, a Danish supercar, would come from a place mostly known for its windmills, pastries and low crime rates? Denmark might be a fantastic country to live in but nobody would have dreamed of it producing a supercar, let alone a devil’s plaything that pumps out 1,104 horsepower.
That power number puts the new Zenvo ST1 in the same league as the Bugatti Veyron and the Koenigsegg CCXR. Amazingly, many have still not heard of this brilliant machine. The concept has been around for a decade and it finally got the green light for production in 2005. In those 10 years, not many news stories have been published around the ST1. (Somebody needs to hire a new marketing team.)
Delays aside, the Zenvo ST1 has arrived. That’s the most important thing to remember for a supercar that promised so much and has finally delivered on those promises. What it’s legacy will be in the years to come has yet to be determined, but for now, let’s just sit back and see what the ST1 does from here.
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When you’re a startup company offering a supercar with a $1.8 million dollar price tag, having said car catch fire at a very public event is generally sub-optimal. But, that’s exactly what happened when this 2010 Zenvo ST1 recently took to the track at the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix in Denmark. Luckily, the driver made it out unscathed (and then flailed around like a lunatic while trying to get the attention of a safety crew) before the Dutch supercar completely self-immolated.
It’s actually the second time a Zenvo has spontaneously combusted in the public eye. One also caught fire while in the hands of Top Gear after a cooling fan quit, and because of this (along with the ST1’s crude steel chassis and less-than-great drivability), then-host Jeremy Clarkson didn’t have the nicest things to say about it. Zenvo was nonplussed with Top Gear’s impressions and went into damage-control mode. The company blamed their suppliers for the faulty intercooler fan and Top Gear for excessive and extended high-speed testing, which of course is a load of fish.
According to a news post from Zenvo, this particular ST1 was a development car and was brought to the event to give charity rides to raise money for a children’s program at one of Denmark’s largest hospitals. We certainly can’t ding Zenvo for trying to do some good (though I guess it’s really a good thing there wasn’t a crippled kid in the car), so let’s hope the company gets this fire problem under control.
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There is the rare occasion that TopGear UK manages to grab my attention and keep me entertained, and its review of the Zenvo ST1 happened to be one of those times. No, it is not because Jeremy Clarkson was just so witty that I couldn’t turn away. No, it was more like the Zenvo was such a train wreck that I couldn’t drag myself away.
The ST1 is a 1,106-horsepower, £800,000 beast that looks to have all of the goods — on paper that is. To hit this monster output, it uses a 7.0-liter V-8 that is both supercharged and turbocharged, which is rather impressive I must say. However, when TopGear got its hands on one of these supercars, the whole thing went downhill almost immediately.
It started well by Jeremy finding that it was a blur in a straight line, and was capable of hitting a insane 230-plus mph. This is the last of the good things, as from there Jeremy found that the car was literally undrivable in "Race" or "Sport" mode and he must have spun it out a dozen times. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the ST1’s rear brakes then failed and the clutch wasn’t far behind. So, back to Denmark the car goes.
In act II, the ST1 arrived with a new clutch and rear brakes, but before the guys can really take a crack at it, the cooling fan fails and the car does its best Fisker Karma impersonation. Back to Denmark it goes for more repairs...
In act III the ST1 returns yet again, and looks to be in perfect working order. So, the Stig finally gets his crack at it on the TopGear track. Well, the ST1 lays down a crap-tastic 1:29.9, which is one second slower than the Ford Focus ST, folks...
According to Zenvo, the roads were not suitable for driving the ST1 and that is why it turned in such a time, but for my money, it had better beat a Focus in the rain.
Check out the video above to see the full video of TopGear testing the Zenvo ST1.
The 2012 Summer Olympics are in full swing now and medals are quickly adding up. We started wondering what about the varying cars of the world? There is no auto racing in the Olympics and a love of awesome cars is one thing that is shared throughout the entire world. So why not include them?
Here at Topspeed, we felt it was time to give our 4-wheeled friends a fair chance and display the top supercars from each of the countries participating in the 2012 Summer Games – those that produce supercars. So let’s have a look at what these countries have to offer. You may be surprised to find out what countries produce some awesome supercars and what ones don’t produce any at all.
We stand to learn a lot about the world of supercars while putting this piece together, so we are certain you will learn a ton right along with us.
Click past the jump to read our entire list and check out our full infographic.
Going through all of the glorious supercars of 2011 was no easy task, especially since it felt like every random country of the world was developing their own supercar. Each vehicle we came across deserved to have their time to shine on the list for best supercar of 2011, but as time went on, it was clear which ones stood out above all of the rest.
A couple of the supercars on the list shouldn’t surprise anyone, especially since they were created by one of the top supercar makers in the world. Then there are the relative newbies to the group that have received enough recognition to warrant praise from the average car enthusiast, but the final vehicle would probably not be recognized by many and its home country may actually cause ridicule to ensue. The end result, however, was enough to give it a spot on our list.
Hit the jump to check out which of the supercar bad boys made it to the top of our list for Supercar of the Year.
The Zenvo ST-1, a Danish supercar of Bugatti Veyron proportions, is getting ready to make its US debut and to give it the proper introduction to the American market, Zenvo founders Jesper Jensen and Troels Vollertsen turned to a man that’s considered one of the foremost authorities on automobiles in the US: Jay Leno.
The ST-1 recently made an appearance on Jay Leno’s Garage, marking the first time the comedian/auto enthusiast has come face-to-face with the Danish supercar.
Just a refresher: the ST-1 is powered by a 7.0-liter V8 engine that produces 1,100 horsepower, enough juice, in fact, to challenge the almighty Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. All that power translates to break-neck speed, too, as the ST-1 is capable of hitting 233 mph without even breaking a sweat.
Only 15 of these models will be built, with the US only getting three of them. We’re pretty sure that Leno will end up with one of them, especially after he seemed to blush every time he mentioned the ’ST-1’ name.
In case you have $1 million lying around your house, you can be one of only three people in this country that can boast of owning a Zenvo ST-1. Go and watch the episode of Jay Leno’s Garage and maybe he can convince you to fork over that cash.
Denmark’s Zenvo ST1 is not the most popular or most well-known supercar of the lot, but make no mistake, the people over at Zenvo are hell-bent on changing that perception.
The Danish supercar maker is getting ready to roll out three special edition ST1 models for the North American market, called the ’ST1 50S’. Despite the ultra limited number of this model, Zenvo has made sure that they’re worth every penny prospective customers will have to shell out for the chance to own one of these three hypercars.
Aesthetic changes done to the car are limited, but they still stand out from the rest of the supercars running roughshod over America’s highways these days. The ST1 50S comes in three different colors - Intense Red, Crystal White, and Mediterranean Blue - with a powertrain that has been improved from the standard ST1 model. The part about the engine is pretty huge considering that the ’base’ model already has a 7.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that produces 1,104 horsepower and 1,050 lb/ft of torque.
If there’s any improvement on those eye-popping numbers, then how much more powerful is the ST1 50S?
UPDATE 11/07/2011: The Zenvo ST1 50S will finally arrive in the USA this month. The bad news is that it will be limited to only three units and will cost a whopping $1.8 million. Of course, that will also include a Swiss watch that alone costs $49,000. The car will be sold via U.S. distributor Emporio Motor Group.
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Christmas is less than a month away, and the holiday shopping season is officially in full swing. Now that everybody’s busy trying to figure out what gift to give whom, we’re going to provide a suggestion for anybody who’s into high-powered supercars.
If you happen to have a pretty generous loved one when it comes time for holiday gift-giving, might we suggest that you drop this person a line or two and ask for, you know, a Zenvo ST1 supercar. No, we’re not talking about die-cast toys here; we’re talking about the real deal. This is a car that’s powered by a 7.0-liter V8 engine that produces 1,104 horsepower and 1,055 lb/ft of torque. That very same car can go north to 60 in just three seconds with a top speed of 233 mph.
The only caveat – and it is a pretty significant one – is that the car has a price tag of…$1.17 million. If you don’t recall that is just a tad bit more expensive than the original price of $1.125 million, but that is the downside to trying to scoop up a car that only had 15 examples built.
Too bad, really, especially when you take into account that this particular ST1, which is being sold in Germany, only has around 90 kilometers on its odometer.
Denmark may not be particularly famous for building cars, but Zenvo, the Danish automaker, is planning on changing that perception.
If first impressions are any indication, then the company’s first offering, the ST1, will undoubtedly put the company on the map. Powered by a 7.0-liter supercharged V8 that produces 1104 horsepower – that’s about 103 more ponies than the fabled Bugatti Veyron – the ST1 is about as badass as a supercar can get.
The good news for us is that the car is coming to the US. The bad news is that Zenvo will only be making 15 units of the ST1 per year. The even more depressing news is that the company has released the price tag of the supercar.
And if there’s anything beneath depressing news, then it’s what the price tag says: according to Red Sea, the US distributor for the supercar, the ST1 will come with a $1.125 million price tag.
And we thought we could ask Santa to get us one this Christmas.