Zenvo prepares to launch V-12 hybrid supercar for 2023
Denmark’s Zenvo is developing a hybrid supercar to launch next year.
The information was revealed by the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jens Sverdrup, in an interview with Top gear published last week.
According to Sverdrup, the vehicle’s powertrain will incorporate an in-house-developed V-12 and is capable of operating 10,000 rpm as an internal combustion unit, which means it should be an extremely powerful engine. . V-12 will be supercharged, features electric motor to roll the turbo– same as in Formula 1 – and paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Sverdrup says the engine will have a capacity of 1,200 hp, but an electric motor integrated with the gearbox will have a combined output of up to 1,800 hp, Sverdrup said, adding that Zenvo is more focused on delivering a driving experience. Exciting driving experience instead of huge numbers. , which means that the final output can be downgraded to production.
Power goes to the rear wheels, but an easier setup with an additional electric motor to power the front axle and all-wheel drive is planned for the GT model. of the car, according to Sverdrup.
The car will feature a next-generation design built on a newly developed carbon fiber chassis that Zenvo could use for the second “junior” model to be powered by a V-related V-8 engine. -12, Sverdrup said. Carbon fiber will also be used for the bodywork, and the lightest version is expected to weigh in at around 2,755 lb.
Switch to a new chassis and powertrain as opposed to the current Zenvo TSR-WORLD and TS1 GT The supercar has a design and V-8 similar to what the company offered on the original ST1 supercar launched in 2008.
Zenvo has managed to create a niche in a market that is extremely small but dominated by major brands, including Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren. A key attraction of Zenvo is its relatively short delivery time, less than a year. Compare this to a competitor like Pagani or Koenigsegg, where it’s common to wait two years or more for a car.
That situation could change as Zenvo begins to expand its retail footprint, particularly in the US. Last year, the company completed certification for the sale of the TSR-S on these shores and signed its first local dealer, Zenvo of Denver, which is managed by the Oct.
Zenvo has a long-term goal of increasing worldwide sales to about 30 vehicles per year, increased from a handful today, and set a goal that the United States would account for about half of its volume. This ratio puts Zenvo on a par with the likes of Koenigsegg and Pagani.