Huge, extravagantly styled and totally unmissable in bright yellow, the TSR in the Michelin Supercar Run is an updated version of the TS1, itself based on Zenvo’s first car, the ST1. The car at Goodwood is said to be a development car that accurately previews the production version.
Zenvo’s claim to fame is that it designs and builds key components for the car in-house, including even the 6.0-litre twin supercharged V8 and transmission. The body is carbon-fibre but the car still weighs in at 1600kg and is “a bit of a beast”, according to the car’s driver at FoS, racer turned supercar salesman Lee Cunningham. The car is said to have a top speed of 250mph.
“It is a bit heavy and wide for the narrow Goodwood course but on power-to-weight it is a really efficient supercar,” Lee tells us. “I am really looking forward to seeing what it can do on the Hillclimb, though I have no idea what time it will do.
“After 10 years, Zenvo has a new Russian owner and is getting lots of investment and product development work. It is in better shape than ever.”
That will be good news to Zenvo fans after a first-decade in which the car failed to convince everyone of its abilities.
Photography by Tom Shaxson and James Lynch