Monday, October 2, 2023
News Zenvo Could be Preparing a Smaller Hypercar

Zenvo Could be Preparing a Smaller Hypercar

Zenvo says the monocoque used in the Aurora could easily be adapted to a smaller hypercar.

  • The company says its customers have expressed interest in a smaller model than the new Aurora.

  • Instead of the V12 engine found in the Aurora, this model could have a V6 or a V8.

  • Production would require significant changes in the company’s operations.

Less than a week after having unveiled the Aurora hypercar, Zenvo says there could be some interest in a smaller model.

Indeed, the Danish manufacturer says that some customers have expressed their wish to have a “junior” version of the Aurora, possibly powered by a V6 or V8 engine.

Apparently, this might not be too difficult to do since the ZM1 monocoque platform used in the Aurora hypercar is very modular.

In fact, the company’s Chief Commercial Officer says they could even build models such as an off-road capable hyper SUV, but that this isn’t likely.

In addition to the monocoque, a smaller hypercar could also share the Aurora’s carbon fiber subframes.

This same modularity is also applicable to the quad-turbocharged 6.6L V12 engine that powers the newly released model, which means it could fairly easily be converted to six or eight cylinders, with respective displacements of 3.3L or 4.4L.

The fact that Zenvo can make such a car doesn’t mean they will do it, however. Indeed, the company says sales potential is the deciding factor in its decision to go ahead with development or not.

Furthermore, the company’s production facility would have to be significantly overhauled to support the production of a second model, especially because it still lacks a paint booth.

According to Zenvo’s CCO, this is the main sticking point since it means that each car’s paint jobs requires about 1,000 hours of work to complete, which is why only 25 units of the Aurora can be made each year.

Source: Autocar

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