Zenvo TSR-S gains hybrid sequential gearbox
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Zenvo unveils the completely road legal version of the TSR-S

Zenvo has a yearly allotment of just five models of the TSR-S in production

Sidhartha Singh

Latest version has received new gearbox tech, alongside unique carbonfibre components

Latest version has received new gearbox tech, alongside unique carbonfibre components

Danish hypercar manufacturer Zenvo has introduced the all-new Zenvo TSR-S, a street legal version of the previously introduced track car, the Zenvo TSR. The TSR-S was due to be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor show, but after the cancellation of the event due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Zenvo will be hosting a private event to showcase the TSR-S hypercar.

The ‘S’ from the TSR-S comes from the vehicle being street legal, which means it is not only going to excite its customers on the track but also during the daily commute, if you dare to. The TSR-S is a combination of the road-going capabilities of the TS GT and the performance of the TSR and flaunts a twin-supercharged 5.8-litre mid-mounted V8 which churns out 1177bhp and 1100Nm of torque, for a 0-100kmph time of 2.8 seconds, 0-200kmph in 6.8 seconds, and a top speed of 325Kmph. The Zenvo TSR-S gets a seven-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shift helical-cut dog gears which offers two modes, road and race.

The advanced powertrain makes for staggering performance: 0-100Kmph takes just 2.8 seconds, 0-200Kmph is dispatched in 6.8 seconds, and there’s an electronic limiter at 325Kmph

The advanced powertrain makes for staggering performance: 0-100Kmph takes just 2.8 seconds, 0-200Kmph is dispatched in 6.8 seconds, and there’s an electronic limiter at 325Kmph

Zenvo has retained the crazy rear wing from the TSR-S that can move around to aid downforce during cornering. It looks quirky, but its basic function is to increase traction and also to act as an air brake at higher speeds. The working of the centripetal rear wing is pretty visible as it goes through turns. When the vehicle turns right, the rear spoiler tilts towards the left hand side, and vice versa when the vehicle goes through a left turn.

One of the biggest challenges while making a high performance car like the TSR-S, is trying to reduce the weight of the car. Well, Zenvo has kept the dry weight of the TSR-S under 1500 kg thanks to the carbonfibre body. The company has also used fragmented carbon wheels on the TSR-S, which improves the handling characteristics of the car by increasing the load-bearing capacity and reducing the unsprung weight, and allows it to shed 15kg of weight as compared to aluminium alloys. Carbon wheels are not exactly new in the industry, with Koenigsegg having used them in multiple models.

‘Minimum’ offers 700bhp and offers ‘Maximum’ 1177bhp

‘Minimum’ offers 700bhp and offers ‘Maximum’ 1177bhp

The Zenvo TSR-S costs ₹9.4 Cr (before Indian taxes and duties) thanks to the extensive use of carbonfibre and the research that would have gone into developing that rear wing. Zenvo has also declared that the production of the TSR-S is limited to five cars per year, so it might turn out to be a fistfight to get your hands on the Zenvo TSR-S just like the sales on Black Fridays.

Only five units per year

Only five units per year

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