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Bonkers V12 quad turbo hybrid!

Zenvo Automotive, the Danish hypercar maker known for its aerodynamically striking vehicles such as the TSR-S, which featured an innovative pivoting centripetal wing, recently revealed its collaboration with Mahle’s powertrain division to develop a bespoke V12 engine that promises to be the most powerful road-going V12 ever created.

At the heart of the Zenvo Aurora lies an all-aluminium 6.6-litre, quad-turbocharged V12, aptly named the Mjölnir V12 after the hammer of Norse thunder god Thor.

Producing a staggering 932kW and with a redline of 9800 rpm, it promises an exhilarating driving experience while meeting stringent emissions regulations in both Europe and the United States.

The engine’s construction and implementation of Mahle’s ‘jet ignition system’ also enables compatibility with carbon-neutral synthetic fuels.

A choice of two Aura variants will be offered: the ‘Agil’ (agile, red car pictured) and the ‘Tur’ (touring, blue car pictured), both variants equipped with a seven-speed hybridised automatic transmission featuring paddle shifters.

The Agil version is designed for track performance and features rear-wheel drive. This configuration results in a dry weight of 1300kg and includes various aerodynamic enhancements to improve grip.

It has one 149kW electric motor mounted to the rear axle, providing a total power output of 1081 kW and 1400 Nm of torque, making for an impressive top speed of 365km/h and a 0-100km/h time of just 2.5 seconds.

The Tur model is equipped with all-wheel drive for enhanced on-road performance. Unlike the Agil variant, the Tur does not have aerofoils or a large rear spoiler.

Additionally, the interior is more luxurious, which adds approximately 150 kg to its dry weight. With the Tur variant, there are two additional electric motors, one for each front wheel, delivering an extra 149kW and taking overall output to a mammoth 1379kW. Torque is increased to 1700Nm, the 0-100 km/h is reduced to just 2.3 seconds, while top speed now targets 450km/h.

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