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Every year, there are always a handful of cars that debut at the Geneva Motor Show that somehow end up as wallpaper in people’s smartphones. I should know because last year, the Lamborghini Centenario occupied prime real estate space in mine. This year, a number of front-runners have emerged, and one of them is the Zenvo TS-1 GT, a commemorative, limited edition model that was developed to celebrate the Danish automaker’s 10th anniversary. And dear Lord, it looks downright amazing to the point that I’m torn on what I like best about the car.
I could point to the way it looks, even if not much of it has changed in recent years. I just think that the ST1 remains one of the most underrated supercars in terms of design and I’m willing to wager that I’m not the only one who has this sentiment. But the TS1 GT is something else entirely different. Maybe it’s the exclusive Fjord Blue paint finish that has made my knees weak. The color is certainly loud, but there’s also a semblance of grace in it. The copper and bronze accenting stripes are also smooth touches because they clash beautifully with the flamboyant exterior color.
I could also point to the fact that the body is made purely of carbon-fiber or the excess in aerodynamic components. And if I’m being honest, there’s something oddly appealing about the instrument surrounds in the interior being made from copper and rhodium. Zenvo says that the interior of the car takes roughly 8,000 man hours to finish. That’s literally 333 days, which is an absurdly long time until you see what the finished product looks like.
Whatever it is about the Zenvo TS1 GT that has me kneeling at its altar, I can say that the supercar deserves all of the accolades it gets. And I haven’t even talked about what it’s capable of.
Speaking of which…
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Well, here’s something you don’t see very often. It’s a Zenvo ST1 out and about, on public roads. Somebody has actually bought one! Mind you, this car was snapped in Denmark, so there is a good chance it’s a company car.
Either way, it is good to see the latest Zenvo ST1 out in the wild. Usually we only get to see this Danish beauty in car magazine or TV shows, and often it’s either broken down or on fire. So it’s refreshing to catch one that is nice and intact, and sporting such an amazing color. The ST1 always looked the part, but mechanically, it has never been on the par with the other options available in its price range. The turbocharged and supercharged speed machine is also full of bugs, to use a software analogy, which makes it harder for people to accept it as a fully fledged member of the hyper car club.
Zenvo ST1 Specs:
Overall length (mm) 4665
Overall width, without mirrors (mm) 2041
Overall height (mm) 1198
Ground clearance (when hydraulic lifted) 110mm (160mm)
Wheelbase (mm) 3055
Weight (kg) 1688
Headroom front (mm) 998
Legroom front (mm) 1109
Shoulderroom front (mm) 1395
Hand build centre mounted 6.8 litre V8 engine.
Supercharged & turbocharged
Light alloy engine block.
Sequential fuel injection.
Dry sump lubrication with oil coolers.
Piston spray oil cooling.
Max. power output 1104 hp (810 kW) at 6.900 rpm
Max. torque 1430 Nm at 4.500 rpm
Top speed (km/h) 375 (electronically limited)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 3.0 sec.
Hp/weight 654 bhp per tonne
Power modesWet (650 hp)
Sport (850 hp)
Race (1104 hp)
Fuel type Unleaded 98 RON
Oil type 5W-30 synthetic racing oil.
Layout Rear wheel drive
Gearbox 7-speed F1 paddle shift with auto mode
Diferential Limited slip differential (Torsen)
Clutch Two disc 240 mm carbon clutch.
Who would have imagined that the Zenvo ST1, a Danish supercar, would come from a place mostly known for its windmills, pastries and low crime rates? Denmark might be a fantastic country to live in but nobody would have dreamed of it producing a supercar, let alone a devil’s plaything that pumps out 1,104 horsepower.
That power number puts the new Zenvo ST1 in the same league as the Bugatti Veyron and the Koenigsegg CCXR. Amazingly, many have still not heard of this brilliant machine. The concept has been around for a decade and it finally got the green light for production in 2005. In those 10 years, not many news stories have been published around the ST1. (Somebody needs to hire a new marketing team.)
Delays aside, the Zenvo ST1 has arrived. That’s the most important thing to remember for a supercar that promised so much and has finally delivered on those promises. What it’s legacy will be in the years to come has yet to be determined, but for now, let’s just sit back and see what the ST1 does from here.
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We are fairly certain you all remember that episode of Top Gear in which Jeremy Clarkson drove a Zenvo ST1 so hard it caught fire. The Danish super car maker was adamant that it wasn’t the car’s fault, but the conditions in which Top Gear tests high-performance cars. Now another ST1 does the exact same thing and goes up in flames after a few laps, making the people at Zenvo look very, very bad.
It wouldn’t have been such a big deal if Zenvo ST1 was a mid-range sports car or something. But they pitch the damn thing as a Bugatti-rivaling hyper car and sell it for nearly two million dollars. Least they can do for that kind of money is make sure the bolts are properly tightened and the fuel lines are properly installed. But apparently they can’t be bothered. The ST1 is going to depreciate in value faster than it accelerates. Not that anyone would buy one in the first place!
Zenvo ST1 Technical Specs:
- Max. power: 1104 hp (810 kW) at 6900 rpm
- Max. torque: 1430Nm at 4500 rpm
- Top speed: 375 km/h (electronically controlled)
- Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 3.0 s
- Overall length: 4665 mm
- Overall width, without mirrors: 2041 mm
- Overall height: 1198 mm
- Wheelbase: 3055 mm
- Weight: 1376 kg
- Headroom front: 1002 mm
- Legroom front: 1104 mm
- Shoulderroom front: 1398 mm
- Cargo volume: 130 l
- Fuel tank volume: 69 l