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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

Families Receive Help for Major Repairs

first_imgMore than 100 low- to moderate-income Nova Scotia families are getting help to make major repairs to their homes under the Canada-Nova Scotia Affordable Housing agreement. David Morse, Minister of Community Services, and Geoff Regan, federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, announced today, Aug. 5, an investment of $3.1 million that will help to bring about 115 older homes in the province up to current health and safety standards. To date, the total amount invested in the home preservation component of the affordable housing program is $6.5 million. “This program helps address the health and safety needs of low- to moderate-income households by ensuring their homes meet current standards,” said Mr. Morse. “It allows families to keep homes that may have otherwise been lost to them.” “We are pleased to be making this investment to help low- to moderate-income individuals and families in Nova Scotia maintain a quality standard of living,” said Mr. Regan. “This program ensures the preservation of affordable housing units that might not otherwise be available for Nova Scotians.” Nova Scotia has one of the highest rates of home ownership in the country, but some of the oldest homes. Funding under the Home Preservation Program will help more home owners make major repairs, such as structural work to replace foundations or framing, or to update heating, plumbing, or electrical systems. Including today’s announcement, more than $18 million has been committed by the provincial and federal governments for the construction or renovation of more than 450 units in the province. With the recent signing of the second phase of the Canada-Nova Scotia Affordable Housing agreement, the total funding committed to affordable housing in Nova Scotia stands at $56.18 million by 2008. Information on the Home Preservation Program and the Canada-Nova Scotia Affordable Housing agreement is available at local housing services offices or on the Department of Community Services website at www.gov.ns.ca/coms .last_img read more