Danish Supercar Maker Rolls Out a Street Car With Nearly 1,200 HP
The Zenvo TSR-S made its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, packing 1,177 horsepower.
Basically a street legal version of the Zenvo TSR, the TSR-S features a 5.8-liter V8 engine with twin superchargers for 1,177 bhp along with 811 pound-feet of torque. The two-seater, mid-engine supercar rides on a lightweight steel and aluminum semi-monocoque chassis with front and rear racing steel sub-frames, tipping the scales at 3,296 pounds (1,495 kilograms) in what Zenvo calls “ultimate specification.” The result is a zero-to-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 2.8 seconds, on its way to an electronically-limited top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).
One of the highlights of the TSR-S is the innovative active multi-axis Centripetal Wing, which plays a part in helping the car generate more than three times as much downforce as the TS1 GT. The rear wing features two rotational axes that allow it to function as both an air break and a cornering stabilizer, says Zenvo.
“The Centripetal Wing is an exceptional development that allows for increased grip and higher cornering speed,” explains Troels Vollertsen, chief technical officer and founder of Zenvo. “Whereas most supercars only achieve optimum downforce in cornering at a certain speed, the multi-rotational function of the wing distributes downforce in an innovative way to deliver the optimum amount of cornering grip at any speed. Whilst lifting to boost downforce, the wing also tilts while cornering – for example, lifting the left side of the wing when cornering left and vice versa, to propel the car to the inside of the corner, ensuring exceptional stability and grip.”
The supercar offers three different driving modes: Minimum, IQ, and Maximum. The Minimum setting offers 700 bhp, while the Maximum does as its name suggests, unlocking the full 1,177-bhp potential. The IQ setting however, is an “autonomous setting that cleverly provides ‘race-car for the road’ driving characteristics. In this mode, the advanced traction control system continuously assesses the grip of the tires on the road, limiting the power accordingly. Basically, the IQ mode helps ensure maximum power is delivered to the rear wheels whenever possible.
Another interesting feature on the TSR-S is its two distinct gearbox settings, allowing owners to switch between standard road gearbox and race gearbox operation. In road setting, gear changes are electronic, with sensors adjusting the seven-speed paddle shift gearbox, helping remove the harshness often experienced by a dog box. In race setting, the direct mechanical power-shift gearchange is one of the fastest-shifting powertrains available.
Production of the Zenvo TSR-S will be limited to just five units annually, helping ensure owners are unlikely to ever encounter another Zenvo in public. Each car is fully customizable to order, so buyers can truly make it their own.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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