All-new Zenvo Hypercar to have 1,500-1,800 HP from hybrid V12

Danish automaker Zenvo revealed details about its 2023 model. According to Jens Sverdrup, Chairman and CCO at Zenvo Automotive, the upcoming hypercar will feature a new modular carbon-fiber chassis, a new hybrid twin-turbo V12, and a new gearbox, all developed in-house.

Last year, company officials said the new Zenvo would use an updated carbon-fiber tub. Top Gear reports that the company developed a carbon-fiber chassis for future models.

The chassis can support a fully electric powertrain, but the company opted for a hybrid because customers want combustion-powered models.

The new V12 engine revs to 10,000 rpm and produces 1,200 hp. It will power the rear wheels through a new eight-speed automatic gearbox but the potential addition of a front-mounted electric motor could bring all-wheel-drive capability and increase the combined output to somewhere between 1,500-1,800 hp.

Zenvo says it's more interested in fun-to-drive than numbers. The new hypercar won't hit 300 mph or chase Guinness World Records for the same reason.

The new hypercar was presented to prospective buyers last week at Monterey, but the general public will first lay eyes on it in 2023. Zenvo will build a road-focused GT and a street-legal track-focused derivative.

The latter will have more aggressive aero, contributing to significant downforce, and will weigh 1,250 kg (2,756 pounds), resulting in an impressive power-to-weight ratio.

Zenvo has 30 deposits for the new model. This number is low compared to Ferrari and Lamborghini, but it's impressive for a company that makes fewer than 5 cars per year. Top Gear says Zenvo has sold 15 cars in 15 years.

Zenvo's 2018 V8-powered TSR-S is one of the wildest hypercars available. Despite improvements, it resembles the TS1/TSR (2016) and the original ST1 (2009).

After all these years, a fresh styling approach for the next Zenvo would help it justify its premium pricing against Koenigsegg and Pagani.

Jens Sverdrup said Zenvo's future plans include a "junior hypercar" but "not an SUV." The smaller model will have an in-house V8 engine. The CCO said Zenvo develops engines and gearboxes. V6 and V8 engines will be widely available, but the V12 will be reserved for Zenvo hypercars.