It’s Zenvo’s most grandiose creation so far. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Zenvo of Denmark is currently showing off the TS1 Grand Tourer at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Troels Vollertsen, Zenvo founder expressed in a statement how it makes him feel proud and humble to present the TS1 GT at Geneva as they celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary.
Vollertsen added that they have already achieved a lot as a company with a small team of very dedicated people. He also said that they all recognize their heritage as forerunners in technology. For that same reason, Zenvo will continue in its commitment to develop cars that give the owners that “perfect driving pleasure”, “quality” and “sensational experience of performance.”
On display is a two-seater carbon-bodied sports car. At the same event, the Danish supercar manufacturer also reveals its 5.8-litre V8 engine with two superchargers. This gives the Zenvo TS1 GT an increased 1,163hp (1,147bhp) output at 7,700 rounds per minute with up to 811 (1,100 Nm) pound feet of torque.
On the track, the TS1 Grand Tourer can accelerate from zero to 60mph in just 2.8 seconds before reaching an incredible top speed at 233 mph (375kph). The newly developed gearbox, according to Zenvo is virtually on the same level as those gearshifts found on Formula 1 racecars. Backed by Torsen Limited slip differential, power is pushed to the TS1 GT’s 20-inch forged rear wheels through an ultra-fast 7-speed transmission.
For it to achieve the specified 3,483 lbs (1,580kg) of dry weight, the limited-edition Fjord Blue-colored TS1 Grand Tourer with bronze /copper strips uses a full carbon fiber body with lightweight monocoque aluminum steel and carbon ceramic ventilated brakes.
Following his stint in McLaren, Lamborghini and Lotus, Nigel Gordon-Stewart currently serves as the company’s commercial director. According to the veteran British supercar expert, the mid-engined rear-wheel drive TS1 GT starts “a whole new era for Zenvo.”
On the inside, Zenvo said the TS1 GT will be featuring a blend of carbon fiber and leather for its interiors. The instrument panel on the other hand is made out of rhodium and copper. Zendo claims that the cabin is completely bespoke and hand-made which required a total of 8,000 hours of labor to complete.
Although there is a growing demand for cars such as the latest Zenvo TS1 GT, Gordon-Stewart said the company is also looking to develop a hybrid EV sometime in the near future.