Zenvo partner with Mahle on all-new hybrid V12 quad-turbocharged engine

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Zenvo Automotive kicks off a series of high-profile commercial partnerships, with the announcement of their all-new hybrid V12 engine, being built in conjunction with Mahle Powertrain. The powertrain is a ground up engine design, built for road use and will be the world’s most powerful road going V12 engine. The 6.6 litre quad turbocharged V12 engine will produce 1250bhp at 8,000 rpm and will rev to 9800 rpm. Zenvo’s own V12 will be complimented by a further 600bhp of electrical hybrid power to give a total of 1850bhp, not only delivering a performance boost but ensuring the engine will have futureproofed environmental credentials.

The completely bespoke engine will meet legislative emissions requirements in both the US and European markets and will benefit from the use of Mahle Jet Ignition which has been incorporated into the design to fulfil the newly announced Euro 7 legislation. The all-aluminium construction along with Zenvo’s carbon fibre expertise will deliver an overall compact and lightweight unit perfect for use in the all-new Zenvo Aurora launching on 18 August.

“As an automobile enthusiast and industry professional, I have always strived to achieve the pinnacle of powertrains in the form of a V12 engine,” said Jens Sverdrup, Zenvo’s chief commercial officer and chairman of the board. “Collaborating with Mahle Powertrain, the most adept and knowledgeable engine developers in the industry for V12s, has been a dream come true for me. And judging by customer feedback, it is a dream shared by every automobile enthusiast out there.”

Asked to comment on the partnership with Zenvo, Mahle Powertrain representative John Hollingworth said, “Mahle Powertrain has a history in supporting the development of many high-performance engines over the years, but the partnership between Zenvo and Mahle Powertrain will deliver a truly unique piece of engineering art, one that will use all our past experience to push the boundaries of engine technology into the future.”

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Wesley Doyle is editor of Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Stadia. He has over two-decades experience in publishing during which time he has worked at some of the UK’s leading consumer magazine titles in the health and fitness and sport sectors. Wesley is also passionate about cycling and interested in alternative technologies, particularly in transportation, to achieve net zero.

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