08 July 2022
Zenvo Chairmans Philosophy: A fully electric car will only be fast around a circuit for one or two laps, not an entire track day. Their weight worries me, too. One day, EVs might overcome these problems. For now, I think hybrid offers a better blend of sustained speed and agility.
The TSR-S is very fast; it has a 5.8 litre, twin-supercharged V-8 with a flat-plane crank. It develops 1,177 hp and weighs 3,396 pounds. 0 to 62 mph takes 2.8 seconds, and you’ll reach 124 mph in 6.8 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 202 mph.
But for all of this, Zenvo claims, ‘We don’t target high speeds. Our goal is to create cars that are responsive and fun to drive. They are about emotion, not raw performance figures. Our cars are super-fast around a track, yet they give you the right feedback when driving on the road.’
There are currently three cars in their line-up. The TSR-S is the flagship. It’s as close as you’ll get to a full-blown race car for the street. The TS1 GT is a softer alternative. It has a smoother gearbox, softer suspension, and finally, the TS-R: a pure, stripped-out race car that isn’t road-legal and is also used extensively for development work.
Recently announced expansion plans cite North America as the first step with opening the new US hub for customer sales and test drives in Denver, Colorado.
Zenvo Automotive announces that it will continue its expansion programme through Summer 2022 as it launches Zenvo Canada as part of the well-established and longstanding Vancouver-based Weissach Group.
Zenvo’s facility in Præstø, Denmark, only produces five cars per year, each hand-built and entirely bespoke.
There must be plans afoot; if Zenvo is planning expansion, five cars per year is hardly going to ‘cut the mustard’.
Watch this space…..