Jose Altoveros / Newspress | March 08, 2018 12:10
Zenvo introduces TSR-S as third model in twin-supercharged lineup
Last year's Geneva Motor Show saw Danish supercar maker Zenvo grace the show floor with the TS1 GT. Exactly a year after the TS1 GT's debut, a third model will be joining the brand's TS model lineup (exclusively for twin supercharged models). Introducing the TSR-S. Essentially, it is a street legal version of the supercar maker's TSR race car, hence the S suffix in the name.
Powering the TSR-S is an in-house developed twin-supercharged 5.8-liter V8 that produces 1193 PS and 1100 Nm of torque. The monster engine is then mated to a 7-speed paddle shift gearbox with helical-cut dog gears that is said to be 'one of the fastest-shifting transmissions in existence.' That said, the Zenvo claims the TSR-S can go from 0-100km/h in just 2.8 seconds and sprint from 0-200km/h in a mere 6.8 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 325 km/h.
In terms of styling, the TSR-S has not strayed far from Zenvo's previous design. In fact, one might not be able to tell the TS models apart from a distance. Despite that, the company said that all road-going racecar features a new aerodynamic package such as new bumpers, splitter and rear diffuser.
The most significant and noticeable addition to the TSR-s would be the Centripetal Wing. Unlike a conventional fixed wing, it has two rotational axes, allowing it to act both as an air break and a cornering stabilzer. During cornering, the car receives additional downforce due to wing rotating longitudinally.
“The TSR-S wing concept is able to maintain the high downforce and generate a large inwards directed force. When the wing is tilted, downforce is only decreased by 3%, while an inward directed force of 30% of the wing downforce is generated,” said Kasper Damkjær, senior fluid mechanics specialist, involved in the development of the TSR-S aerodynamics.
Despite technically being a race car converted for road use, Zenvo says it remains easily drivable on the streets by having multiple driving modes. IQ only gives the car a 'tame' 700 PS, while setting it to maximum unleashes all 1193 PS.
Much like other vehicles of this caliber, the Zenvo TSR-S will be offered in limited numbers. To be specific, only five examples of this road-going race car will be built.