Someone has to put their foot down and vouch for the broke hypercar fans.
For a region of the world that consistently gets weather cold enough to send any sane inhabitants scurrying inside for warmth, Scandinavia sure has a lot of hypercar builders. Maybe it’s during these cold winters, when cooped up inside and unable to see the sun, that Sweden and Denmark’s entrepreneurs get a little stir crazy and decide to build hypercars with four-figure horsepower ratings. One such inventor is Christian von Koenigsegg, known for downright insane cars like the Koenigsegg Regera.
And then there’s this guy, Troels Vollertsen, whose company Zenvo is responsible for limited production cars with not-so-limited amounts of horsepower and a tendency to catch on fire when push comes to shove.
Courageous Carfection thought it best to test Zenvo’s new TS1 hypercar, a decision it had to make quickly since it got the invite to drive only a day prior to the shoot. If you don’t know much about Zenvo or its previous flagship, the ST1 hypercar, it’s because there were only 15 of them built. Zenvo, it seemed, was destined to fail like many other dreamers who start their own car companies, but it was saved by a wealthy investor. That led to the TS1 we see here. With 1,163 horsepower on tap coming from a flat-plane crank 5.9-liter V8 with two superchargers adding boost, the TS1 can reach bewildering speeds and do so very quickly. But is a 0-62 mph time of 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 233 mph enough to justify its exorbitant price?