Zenvo Serves Up its Pure Ice Powertrain

Danish sportscar manufacturer Zenvo has unveiled its road-going hypercar version of its TRS track vehicle.

The automaker’s new flagship TSR-S boasts a 1,177bhp twin-supercharged flat-plane crank 5.8-liter V8 gasoline engine. It claims a 0-62mph sprint time of 2.8 seconds and 0-124mph in 6.8 seconds, performance enhanced by its a lightweight carbon fiber construction of less than 1,500kg (3,300lbs).

The car also boasts a bespoke aerodynamics package including Zenvo’s Centripedal rear wing which is said to react to steering inputs to create high levels of downforce while cornering. The TSR-S is priced at €1.45M ($1.58M) and production is limited to five cars per year.

Changes for the road car over its race circuit sibling include full fragmented carbon fiber wheels designed, developed and built in-house. These wheels are each minute fragment hand-cut and layered to create a special finish and weigh about 15kg (33lbs) less than aluminum variants. Each wheel takes two technicians roughly one week to create.

Its seven-speed sequential gearbox offers the driver two changeable modes, Road and Race, controlled by aluminum switchgear on the steering wheel. In its Road setting, the changes are electronically assisted to remove the usual harshness of a traditional helical-cut dog gear unit while Race mode allows for fast and direct mechanical changes.

The latest development of this gearbox is the addition of a hybrid module which yields a power boost, further traction control and the addition of an eighth forward gear with the electric motor providing reverse drive.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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