The Zenvo TS1 GT is an 1100bhp+ hypercar with a hefty price tag, but does it have enough to hold its own against the likes of Bugatti Chiron and Pagani Huayra?
Of all the staggeringly large numbers that characterise the Zenvo TS1 GT – the power output figure that rounds up to 1200bhp, the 233mph top speed that’s more aeronautic than automotive – it is, in the end, the list price that really grabs you.By charging £1,200,000 for its new hypercar, Zenvo is slotting itself into a corner of the fast car world where very good simply isn’t good enough. As it is, the TS1 GT falls a long way short.The Zenvo ST1, as it was known back then, first started appearing on magazine covers almost a decade ago. The Danish company has been hanging around on the sidelines for a while now but, having been acquired by a Russian billionaire a couple of years ago, it finally has the heavyweight backing it needs to bring a car to market.Now badged TS1 GT, Zenvo’s hypercar is ready to take on the likes of the Bugatti Chiron and Pagani Huayra.Well, it’s almost ready. Bright as a solar flare, this lime-green car is a pre-production prototype rather than the finished product. It’s in the UK for a short while for late-stage testing, mostly in low-speed driving conditions, and also to drum up some interest in the hunt for deposits. We’ll have to excuse certain shortcomings for the time being, then. What we’re searching for is potential. …read more