In the world of hyper-exotic cars, the electric shift is not as pressing. The demand for ever more powerful cars is at its highest and the clientele is not necessarily interested in switching to an electric and silent propulsion. The small Danish manufacturer Zenvo is well aware of this.
The company, which only assembles and sells a few cars each year, took advantage of its visit to Car Week in Monterey, California, to show its new creation to a handful of customers. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little longer to see if the new hypercar will stand out from its predecessors, as Zenvo hasn’t changed its design much since 2009.
On the other hand, we know a little more about the engine that will take place on board this new car, which will use a hybrid system to support the twin-turbo V12 engine that will be located in the central position. The internal combustion engine alone should be capable of producing 1,200 horsepower and revving up to 10,000 rpm. The addition of an electric motor at the front would boost power to between 1,500 and 1,800 hp. The transmission will be automatic and will have eight speeds. Of course, this second motor would give the car a four-wheel drive configuration.
What’s more, Zenvo has already planned two variants of the car, one of which is intended for mostly road use, while the other would be developed for closed-course use, though the automaker intends for this variant to remain road legal as well.
According to reports, Zenvo already has 30 reservations for this new project, a noteworthy feat for a brand that only assembles a few cars each year.
Zenvo head honcho Jens Sverdrup also said that the car would be based on a new modular carbon fibre chassis, which could even accommodate a purely electric powertrain in the future. While the small company has no plans to offer such a car to its distinguished clientele at this time, it is ready to make the electric shift at some point.