1,177HP Zenvo TSR-S Is Truly A Street-Legal Racing Hypercar

Think that McLaren F1 GTR converted to road-legal status by Lanzante is the closest you can get to a racing car for the road? Well, Zenvo’s brand new hypercar that made its debut in Geneva is, the company says, the street legal version of its TSR track car, slotting between it and the TS1 GT.

The TSR-S, in which the “S” stands for street, is powered by an in-house developed racing V8 with a 5.8-liter capacity and twin superchargers that put out 1177 bhp at a dizzying 8,500 rpm and more than 1100 Nm (810.7 lb-ft) of torque.

With a dry weight of 1,495 kg (3,295 pounds), performance is, unsurprisingly, mind-blowing: the TSR-S accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 2.8 seconds, 0-200 km (0-124 mph) in 6.8 seconds, and has an electronically limited max speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).

The recipe for its construction may sound simple, as it utilizes a lightweight steel and aluminum semi-monocoque with steel front and rear sub-frames and a carbon fiber body, but the two-seat, rear-wheel drive supercar from the small Danish manufacturer is a very complicated beast that, as the company claims, comes as close to a track car as possible.

Its engine, for example, has three settings: Minimum, where only 700 bhp are available, Maximum, where you can exploit the full 1,177 bhp, and IQ. The last one is an autonomous, “clever” setting that is meant to provide a race car for the road driving experience, thanks to the traction control that continuously measures the tires’ traction and adjusts power accordingly, so that the ideal amount of power is transmitted to the rear wheels.

That’s not all; in fact, there’s a whole lot more. Like, for example, the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that has helical-cut dog gears and two totally different setups. In Road, the changes are made electronically in order to provide a smooth operation. In Race, on the other hand, the changes are purely mechanical for a brutal, race-car-like feeling.

Zenvo takes great pride in its revolutionary Centripetal Wing. That’s because it can rotate between two axes so it can act both like an air brake when raised in the horizontal position, and a stabilizer during cornering, where it rotates relative to the hypercar’s longitudinal axis, providing additional grip and stability. Moreover, its high pivot point makes it behave like an extra anti-roll bar, increasing rear-end stability.

The design of the TSR-S is supposed to be influenced both by previous models as well as nature, as the company claims that the headlights are inspired by an eagle stalking its prey and the side hunches resemble a crouching lion that’s ready to attack.

The interior, on the other hand, adheres fully to the racing car theme. There are no sound system, sat nav, air conditioning or even airbags and the seats feature a carbon back and are manually operated. Almost every surface is done in bare carbon fiber, with Alcantara inserts only where necessary to reduce windscreen reflections. The digital instrument display is redesigned, with a horizontal rev-counter that’s supposed to bring to mind racing cars from the 1980s, and a gear selection indicator – which, Zenvo says, are just what the driver needs to know when driving real fast.

The last, but not least, feature that will make the TSR-S even more attractive to prospective customers is its exclusivity. Zenvo’s annual production is a mere five units that are split between its three models. Guess this kinda makes the Chiron, LaFerrari, Senna and the rest seem commonplace, doesn’t it?

Updated with live images from Geneva

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  • Christian

    it suck that a guy on the site leaked the info and then delete it again…

    • LWOAP

      You work for Zenvo, don’t you?

  • RDS Alphard

    Oh, it has new head & tail lights.

    • LWOAP

      Kind of reminds me of the Gumpert Apollo. Pretty much had the same thing going on.

      • Lol at least Apollo is real and also they didn’t make change every year and call it brand new model.

  • LWOAP

    I have to see that wing in person. It’s insane.

    • Christian

      You can…. A bird told me about Top Marques 2018 in Monaco – the car will be there.. Also, i’m still a her!

    • I’ve seen the TS1 on Goodwood. The quality is okay and it certainly sound well. But yeah kinda showing its ages against new breed of Supercar like Regera.

  • Mark Hawthorne

    Only a Mother could love this

  • Christian

    The two tone color is a throwback to the motorsport them back in the late 80¨s early 90’s. Just thought I would point that out. Don’t worry, you can have it your way if don’t like the Color.

  • A street legal car of “race car” that did not even race or homologate for any races.

    Now why would you want to buy this again?

    • Enter Ranting

      To crash into a tree. All of the cars this company produces will be demolished within a week of the owner taking delivery.

  • SteersUright

    The wheelbase looks startlingly long for a true corner slicing track-machine. That said, its still a rather beautiful car!

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