Zenvo has revealed details of its long-awaited V12-powered hybrid hypercar, which features a bespoke gearbox, much than 1000bhp and a apical velocity adjacent to 250mph.
Limited to conscionable 100 units, 30% of which person present been reserved, the Zenvo Aurora is the successor to the Zenvo TSR-S road-going way car and is portion of the firm’s 10-year program to dramatically turn its accumulation output and go a starring planetary supercar manufacturer.
Set to beryllium afloat unveiled successful August, the Aurora volition beryllium driven by a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged V12. It is apt to transcend the output of the 1177bhp TSR-S, which was revealed astatine the Goodwood Festival of Speed successful 2021.
While nary images of the car person been revealed, 2 specification levels of Agil (Agile) and Tur (Tour) volition beryllium available. Agil represents a stripped-back, track-focused variation and Tur a road-going mentation for long-distance work.
Zenvo claims the Tur volition beryllium susceptible of a apical velocity constricted to 400kph (248mph), which is 46mph faster than the outgoing TSR-S and faster inactive than the ST-1. The ST-1, Zenvo's archetypal accumulation car, had 1089bhp and a apical velocity of 233mph. Just 15 examples were built betwixt 2009 and 2016.
In enactment with the firm's main nonsubjective of achieving maximum “smiles per mile”, the Aurora volition person much of a absorption connected operator engagement than header show figures, arsenic has been the lawsuit with erstwhile Zenvo models.
The TSR-S featured progressive aerodynamics, including Zenvo’s ‘centripetal’ tilting rear wing, which, on with assertive aero, volition marque a comeback connected the Aurora.
In an interrogation with Autocar, merchandise manager Alberto Solera confirmed that the Aurora volition marque usage of 3D-printed components and an extended magnitude of carbonfibre. It volition diagnostic a modular architecture to let it to stock components with aboriginal Zenvo models, on with a carbonfibre monocoque and carbonfibre subframes.
This is owed to the carbonfibre section astatine Zenvo being its biggest operation, with 5 of the firm’s 30-plus full-time unit focusing their efforts connected the material. Zenvo adjacent makes the wheels for its cars in-house successful a process that takes 2 weeks.
Elsewhere successful the company's squad is erstwhile Alfa Romeo decorator Christian Brandt who is moving extensively connected the Aurora.
Zenvo CEO Angela Hartman told Autocar that present the marque is established, its precedence volition displacement to expanding its income done a planetary enlargement programme – though she insisted it volition stay a low-volume, ‘boutique’ marque. Zenvo’s biggest markets contiguous are the UK and Europe, and present it is hoping to grow successful the US and the Middle East.
Solera, who utilized to beryllium the method manager astatine Noble, said that Zenvo has nary ambition to determination distant from petrol power, citing the nonaccomplishment of theatre successful switching to purely electrical propulsion.
Zenvo's existent accumulation measurement puts it successful the aforesaid league arsenic Koenigsegg and Pagani – however, with a displacement towards a modular platform, we expect the steadfast to importantly ramp up production.
Commercial partnerships with assorted manufacturers besides signifier portion of the company's 10-year maturation strategy, successful which it could supply components for different brands’ vehicles.As a niche manufacturer, Zenvo is presently exempt from the European Union’s fleet-average CO2 emissions targets.