Slovenian supercar manufacturer combines 4.2-litre V8 with electric motors in its latest creation
Founded by Slovenian racing driver Aljosa Tushek, the brand’s first model came in 2008 in the form of the Renovatio T500 – a 1090kg, 331kW V8 supercar. Since then, Tushek has fettled the T500’s platform to add more power and tech to the mix, bringing us to the hybrid TS 900 H Apex of today.
As with all of its models to date, nestled underneath the carbonfibre bodywork is an Audi-derived 4.2-litre V8, but this time, it’s mated to a duo of electric motors for a combined output of 698kW and 1400Nm of torque, split almost 50:50 between the electric motors and (now supercharged) V8 engine.
The powertrain consists of a single electric motor mounted on each of the front wheels, producing 1000Nm and 480kW alone, and a rear-mounted 4.2-litre Audi V8, producing a healthy 504kW and 688Nm thanks to the addition of a supercharger. Due to the laws of physics, figures from both power sources can’t simply be added together for the total power output, hence the 698kW number quoted above.
What the electric motors bring to the table is a 50-kilometre pure electric range, torque vectoring, and the immediate power delivery associated with EVs, only alongside the sound you get from a V8 combustion engine.
To keep weight to a minimum, lightweight materials and construction methods are used throughout, including a chrome-moly space frame and carbon body. If the weather’s kind and you’re keen to save every last kilogram, you can even lift the removable hard-top for some open-top thrills.
Despite the addition of hefty hybrid gubbins, it still claims a very respectable kerb weight of just 1410kg – featherweight in comparison to the Ferrari SF90’s 1570kg figure, or 1950 of the all-electric Rimac C_Two. Power-to-weight comes out at 495kW per ton, putting even McLaren’s Senna to shame. Zero to 100kmh comes in a claimed 2.5sec, and top speed at 380kmh.
Getting power to the ground is a six-speed sequential gearbox, going through 19-inch forged BBS wheels and 235 front and 305 rear Pirelli Trofeo R tyres. Stopping the TS 900 are six-pot front and four-pot rear Brembo calipers, binding to 397mm front and 370mm rear discs.
Pricing and availability is yet to be revealed, but if you’d like to see the model in the metal, it’ll make its debut at Salon Privé in early September.