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Zenvo is Bringing a 250-mph, 10th-Anniversary TS1 Supercar to Geneva

first_img Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback A Soaring Roof Defines This Paradise of an Arizona Desert Dwelling Zenvo TS1Zenvo is a tiny automaker from a tiny country, but it’s responsible for one of the most exciting supercars ever built.The ST1 debuted in 2009 with a supercharged and turbocharged 6.8-liter V8 pumping out 1,100 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque. Its monstrous power was complemented by a wild design, and it has been hand-built by a select team of Danish craftsmen.Last year, Zenvo returned to the Geneva Motor Show with an all-new model, the TS1 GT. Though the TS1 looked similar to its predecessor, it had been thoroughly revamped for more downforce and an upgraded interior. Oh, and Zenvo replaced the 6.8-liter V8 with a 5.9-liter unit and traded a turbocharger for another supercharger. The 233-mph TS1 GT was priced at $1.8 million and limited to just 15 production units.Geneva’s exotic festival is just around the corner once again and Zenvo is already generating buzz. The supercar maker announced it will bring a 10th-anniversary edition of its TS1 with performance tweaks and a “GT” also affixed to the end of its name.“The TS1 GT begins a whole new era for Zenvo,” said Nigel Gordon-Stewart, Zanvo’s commercial director. “It’s a Phoenix car for us, literally. We’ve built a new factory on the Danish island of Zealand, our prototypes have been in Lapland testing a revolutionary new traction control system, and we’ll soon announce details of a new dealer network in Europe, the U.K. and the U.S., designed to meet the needs of customers who are already waiting for our cars.”Performance specifics are light, but Zenvo says the TS1 GT will make more than 1,150hp, will hit 250mph, and will be priced around 1,000,000 pounds, or around $1,250,000. Like the TS1, the GT will be built with a carbon fiber body, mid-engine layout, and rear-wheel-drive layout.Gordon-Stewart also mentioned that Zenvo is working on a gas-electric hybrid supercar, but when we’ll see the alternative energy model is a mystery. A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing How to Make a Bee’s Knees Cocktail Editors’ Recommendations 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now last_img read more

Work is Plugging Along at Millsite

By Julie JohansenStarting their third construction season on the rehabilitation of the Millsite Dam, two construction crews have been working 12 hour-shifts, six days per week to continue to raise the embankment on the dam. The day crew works on filters and drains while the night crew does general earth fill. It is now within 35 feet of the crest.As the embankment goes up, a new challenge is facing construction crews: the slope of the dirt becomes narrower and now they must find a way for the dump trucks to load the shouldering machine and get past it for a new load, or back up the long distance of the dam, about 3,400 feet. This will require a shift in procedures for construction. Crews must also remove the vegetation along the dam face, which requires burning the weeds before the zones of dirt can be added to make sure that the weeds don’t leave a space in compaction. The focus is to finish the dirt work before winter settles in.The spillway is still on a holding pattern. The final review from the Natural Resources Conservation Service has not yet been received. Once received, questions will need to be answered and the review returned for final signature. This final review is expected mid-to-late fall and the hope is that concrete work will be finished during the winter months. Except for a little earth work on both sides of the spillway, the dam needs to be finished before the concrete work is done. Because of all the advancements in cold weather concrete protection, this can happen during the winter months regardless of the weather.The good news is that Ferron Creek Irrigation Company has been able to deliver water to their members both irrigation seasons. The flow out of the outlets is greatly reduced, just releasing needed water. The reservoir is slowly reducing but will store what is left after the irrigation season ends. The inspectors at the dam are grateful that Ferron Creek Irrigation Company has been pleasant to work with. read more