Zenvo has made its TSR racing car road legal and given its in-house twin-supercharged V8 even more power in the process
The insane Danes at Zenvo have fiddled with their race car to make it road legal for the rest of us. The result is this: the Zenvo TSR-S. The last S stands for street. Under the TSR-S' carbon-fiber engine cover is the same in-house 5.8-liter twin-supercharged V8 that does duty in the TS1 hypercar, but now it chucks out 1,177 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque. That's enough motivation for the TSR-S to sprint to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and smash though its seven-speed gearbox on its way to a top speed of 202 mph.
The two door, two-seat TSR-S is an all carbon-fiber affair and tips the scales at just under 3,300 pounds. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires—8.5 inchers up front and 12.5-inch meats at the rear—provide the TSR-S its ultimate contact patch, but Zenvo has also gifted its latest creation with a patent-pending active Centripetal Wing that acts as both air brake and trick cornering aid. “Whilst lifting to boost downforce, the wing also tilts while cornering—for example, lifting the left side of the wing when cornering left and vice versa, to propel the car to the inside of the corner, ensuring exceptional stability and grip,” explained Troels Vollertsen, Chief Technical Officer and Founder.
Bringing the TSR-S to a stop are six-piston calipers on all four corners clamping down on 15.6-inch front and 15.0-inch rear carbon ceramic discs. While the newest Zenvo is an aerodynamic tour-de-force, the TSR-S needs to be street friendly. For that, the car can be raised to 5.7 inches (from 3.7 inches) to clear speed bumps. However, the TSR-S' real trick is its driving modes. Minimum mode limits output to 700 hp; Maximum cranks it up to 1,177 hp. However, the car's IQ driving mode is the best of both worlds, providing a smooth-shifting gearbox when cruising, but transforming the car on-demand when you put the hammer down. If there's full traction, IQ will give you all 1,177 hp.
Zenvo didn't release pricing details for its newest race car for the road, but as they say, if you need to ask...