Danish supercar maker Zenvo unveiled its second model overnight: the V12-powered Aurora.
It was penned by chief designer Christian Brandt, who says his team “kept things Danish – less is more, and very simplistic”. To that end the Aurora’s body was made to “showcase as much of the chassis, the engine, and the suspension as we could”.
Zenvo estimates 70 per cent of the Aurora’s carbon monocoque body is exposed, including the front and rear subframes. The car’s pushrod front suspension, and rear double wishbone rear suspension are also visible from some angles.
The car’s minimalist philosophy is carried over to the interior, which is devoid of any large touchscreens, and even features a pair of analog dials ahead of the driver. The third instrument pod, though, does include a display that supports Apple CarPlay and, presumably, Android Auto.
There are two versions of the Aurora: the track-focussed Agil with spoilers and splitters aplenty to maximise downforce, and the Tur, which has a cleaner grand tourer look despite having a more powerful drivetrain.
Both Aurora models are powered by a quad-turbo V12 hybrid drivetrain, featuring a 6.6-litre V12 engine boosted by four turbos that revs all the way to 9800rpm, and is rated at 932kW (1250hp).
This engine drives the rear wheels via a hybridised seven-speed transmission with a built-in electric motor making 150kW.
In the Agil, the hybrid V12 drivetrain is estimated to have total outputs of 1081kW and 1400Nm. It has a dry weight under 1300kg.
It should be able to complete the 0-100km/h standard in 2.5 seconds, hit 200km/h within 4.6s, and crack 300km/h in around 10 seconds. Top speed should be at least 365km/h.
For the Tur, this setup is bolstered by a 150kW electric motor for each of the front wheels. This boosts total outputs to 1380kW and 1700Nm, while weight jumps to around 1450kg.
With two extra motors in place, the 0-100km/h time is reduced slightly to 2.3 seconds, while the 300km/h mark comes by a full second quicker at around 9.0 seconds. The top speed is said to be an eye-watering 450km/h, with the 400km/h barrier breached within 17 seconds.
Both variants are said to be able to drive 35km in EV mode, although Zenvo has provided no details about the car’s battery pack or charging capabilities.
Despite these eye-catching figures, Zenvo says the Aurora was designed to be “a true drivers’ car” with a “focus on useability and driving pleasure” rather than “chasing numbers or … outright performance”.
The Aurora rides on the company’s new ZM1 modular architecture, and will be manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Præstø, Denmark, with output capped at 50 units for each of the Agil and Tur variants.
Although production is slated to begin in 2025, the first customer deliveries aren’t expected until 2026.