It has 1,150 horsepower and a 250 mph top speed. Has the Zenvo TS1 GT got your attention yet?
Remember the Danish supercar maker Zenvo? If you don't, you may recall the Zenvo ST1 because it tried to kill Jeremy Clarkson on "Top Gear," breaking down and catching fire during the presenter's test drive. All was forgiven when its successor, the TS1, an ultra-rare supercar with a twin-supercharged 5.9-liter V8 and an electronically limited top speed of 233 mph, made an impression at last year's Geneva Motor Show. This year the Danish automaker will be back at Geneva once again with another new exotic: the TS1 GT.
Created to celebrate the Danish firm's 10th anniversary, the TS1 GT is said to be a radical redesign of the original TS1, though it will still be mid-engined rear-wheel drive and hand-built with a carbon-fiber body. How will it do from a performance standpoint? The specs speak for themselves, frankly: Zenvo say the TS1 GT will be powered by a 5.8-liter twin-supercharged V8 engine that produces over 1,150 horsepower and a top speed of, wait for it, 250 mph. The TS1 GT begins a whole new era for Zenvo. "It's a Phoenix car for us, literally." said Nigel Gordon-Stewart, Zenvo's commercial director. Get it, a phoenix car, because the old one caught on fire?
"We've built a new factory on the Danish island of Zealand, our prototypes have been in Lapland testing a revolutionary new traction control system, and we'll soon announce details of a new dealer network in Europe, the UK and the US, designed to meet the needs of customers who are already waiting for our cars," Zenvo's commercial director said. Only 15 examples of the TS1 were made, so expect the 10th anniversary edition TS1 GT to be even rarer. It won't be cheap either, costing around $1,250,000.