Zenvo is preparing to unveil its Aurora hypercar in the coming weeks, and has already offered a glimpse into the state-of-the-art composite central structure at the car’s heart on Tuesday.
Unlike previous models from the Danish high-performance brand, which have utilized tubular steel construction, the Aurora will incorporate cutting-edge, lightweight design principles akin to those found in Formula 1.
The carbon-fiber monocoque, a core element of the vehicle, doubles as the passenger cell. Instead of traditional aluminum subframes attached to the front and rear, Zenvo has opted for carbon fiber and other composite materials, essentially crafting a single, massive composite part.
This design approach not only assures exceptional rigidity but also outstanding lightness, with the structure weighing in at less than 265 pounds according to Zenvo. Additionally, it provides exceptional safety by incorporating energy-absorbing crash structures akin to those used in F1 cars.
The central structure of the Zenvo Aurora has also been devised to form part of the car’s exterior.
Zenvo collaborated with Spain’s Managing Composites on the structure’s development, who will also take charge of its construction. This firm also provides the central structure for Hispano-Suiza’s Carmen electric grand tourer.
Only 100 units of the Aurora will be produced, and Zenvo has confirmed that the hypercar will be approved for international markets, indicating that it should be road-legal in the U.S.
The Aurora hybrid hypercar will come in two variants: the Agil and the Tur. The Agil is the more extreme version, designed for track driving, whereas the Tur variant is optimized for grand touring. Nonetheless, the Tur can still reach a maximum speed exceeding 248 mph.
Powering these impressive speeds is a brand-new 6.6-liter V-12 quad-turbocharged engine, paired with a hybrid system, delivering a total output of 1,824 hp.
Zenvo is expected to pull the covers off the Aurora on August 18th, coinciding with the Monterey Car Week running from August 11th to 20th.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Zenvo Aurora Hypercar
What type of structure is at the center of Zenvo’s Aurora V-12 hybrid hypercar?
At the heart of Zenvo’s Aurora V-12 hybrid hypercar is a carbon-fiber monocoque, which also serves as the passenger cell. Unlike traditional models, Zenvo uses carbon fiber and other composites to create a single, giant composite component.
Who is Zenvo partnering with for the development of the Aurora’s central structure?
Zenvo is partnering with Spain’s Managing Composites for the development and construction of the Aurora’s central structure. This company also provides the central structure for Hispano-Suiza’s Carmen electric grand tourer.
What’s the projected weight of the Aurora’s central structure?
Zenvo reports that the Aurora’s central structure is extremely light, with a weight of less than 265 pounds.
How many units of the Zenvo Aurora will be produced and where will it be legal?
Zenvo plans to produce only 100 units of the Aurora. The hypercar will be certified for global markets, implying that it should be street-legal in the United States.
What engine will power the Zenvo Aurora?
The Zenvo Aurora will be powered by a newly developed 6.6-liter V-12 quad-turbocharged engine, complemented with a hybrid system, delivering a combined power of 1,824 hp.
When and where will Zenvo reveal the Aurora?
Zenvo is expected to reveal the Aurora on August 18th, likely during Monterey Car Week which runs from August 11th to 20th.