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The Zenvo Aurora hypercar made headlines at Monterey Car Week, producing up to 1,850 hp from its quad-turbocharged, hybrid-assisted 6.6 liter V12 engine, and reaching a top speed of 280 mph. The Aurora also features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, making it the lighest vehicle Zenvo has ever built.


That monocoque is where the Danish automaker plans to expand its lineup beyond the Aurora, building a whole lineup of hypercars that share the same carbon fiber framework. Head of Zenvo Design Christian Brandt told Motor1 that a smaller hypercar is already under development at the company. It will have a lower starting price––although the Aurora's $3 million ask means it will still be priced at seven figures––and share a large portion of its components with the range-topping Aurora.


"We can use this monocoque for other projects," says Brandt, "the next product down the line is what we call a junior hypercar, so it will be smaller, more compact, lower price point. [The Aurora] is $3 million, that one is probably going to be $1.8 or $2.0 million."




The modular design of the Aurora's new 90-degree "hot-V" engine would also allow it to be translated into other, smaller models from Zenvo. "The engine is also designed with modularity in mind, so we can actually chop cylinders off – we can do a V8, we can do a V6," says Brandt. "There are four turbos, they are basically feeding three cylinders each, so if you cut it down and just have two turbos and six cylinders."


While the Aurora does get some assistance from electric motors, Zenvo does not have a fully electric powertrain in the cards. Brandt strongly believes that clients aren't interested in generating over 1,000 hp in silence. "We know our clients – we have talked to our clients in the process, which is also why we have the V12. Nobody wanted the V6 or the V8 and for sure not electric. They don’t want electric."


The Aurora slated to enter production in 2026, which means a smaller sibling won't hit the road until much later. Zenvo plans to build 100 examples of the Aurora, with 50 accounting for the track-focused Agil and the other 50 representing the road-going Tur. It will cost approximately $2.8 million to start.


What do you think of a smaller hypercar from Zenvo?

Image Credits: Zenvo
Future Cars
Aug 21, 2023
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Zenvo Promises "Junior Hypercar" With Lower Pricing, Says Clients Don't Want EVs

The smaller model will share the Aurora's carbon fiber monocoque, along with a similar engine setup.

The Zenvo Aurora hypercar made headlines at Monterey Car Week, producing up to 1,850 hp from its quad-turbocharged, hybrid-assisted 6.6 liter V12 engine, and reaching a top speed of 280 mph. The Aurora also features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, making it the lighest vehicle Zenvo has ever built.


That monocoque is where the Danish automaker plans to expand its lineup beyond the Aurora, building a whole lineup of hypercars that share the same carbon fiber framework. Head of Zenvo Design Christian Brandt told Motor1 that a smaller hypercar is already under development at the company. It will have a lower starting price––although the Aurora's $3 million ask means it will still be priced at seven figures––and share a large portion of its components with the range-topping Aurora.


"We can use this monocoque for other projects," says Brandt, "the next product down the line is what we call a junior hypercar, so it will be smaller, more compact, lower price point. [The Aurora] is $3 million, that one is probably going to be $1.8 or $2.0 million."




The modular design of the Aurora's new 90-degree "hot-V" engine would also allow it to be translated into other, smaller models from Zenvo. "The engine is also designed with modularity in mind, so we can actually chop cylinders off – we can do a V8, we can do a V6," says Brandt. "There are four turbos, they are basically feeding three cylinders each, so if you cut it down and just have two turbos and six cylinders."


While the Aurora does get some assistance from electric motors, Zenvo does not have a fully electric powertrain in the cards. Brandt strongly believes that clients aren't interested in generating over 1,000 hp in silence. "We know our clients – we have talked to our clients in the process, which is also why we have the V12. Nobody wanted the V6 or the V8 and for sure not electric. They don’t want electric."


The Aurora slated to enter production in 2026, which means a smaller sibling won't hit the road until much later. Zenvo plans to build 100 examples of the Aurora, with 50 accounting for the track-focused Agil and the other 50 representing the road-going Tur. It will cost approximately $2.8 million to start.


What do you think of a smaller hypercar from Zenvo?

Image Credits: Zenvo

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