And it’s a hybrid.
Remember Tushek? The tiny Slovenian supercar maker emerged out of nowhere in 2012 with its 450-horsepower (335-kilowatt) coupe, the Renovatio T500. Seven years later, and Tushek is back with a product more than twice as powerful: the TS 900 H Apex. It's making its debut at the Salon Prive in the U.K. next month.
The Tushek TS 900 pumps out more than 900 horses, as its name implies. Its 4.2-liter rear-mounted V8 and dual electric motors produce 950 hp (708 kW) and 1,032 pound-feet (1,400 Newton-meter) combined, to be exact. And thanks to a chrome-moly spaceframe chassis and carbon fiber body, the TS 900 tips the scales at a relatively lightweight 3,108 pounds (1,410 kilograms). Compared to the hybrid Acura NSX (3,878 pounds), it's about 700 lbs (317 kg) lighter.
To 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour), it takes the TS 900 Hybrid a blistering 2.5 seconds. And flat out, Tushek says its hybrid hypercar can hit 236 mph. That's nearly Bugatti territory. To cope with all that newfound speed, the TS 900 utilizes Pirelli Trofeo Series R tires (235/35 front, 305/30 rear) and massive Brembo brakes. It also has a removable hardtop roof – which allows you to experience all that speed sans roof – and supercar-esque scissor doors.
"The Tushek team is delighted to be back at Salon Privé," Tushek founder and Slovenian race car driver, Aljosa Tushek, notes. "Over the past years, we have intensively developed and constructed advanced technological solutions for our new model, the TS 900 H APEX, in particular in the area of electric drive train.
Gallery: Tushek TS 900 H Apex
"Those developments are now incorporated in our latest model and have been successfully tested in race-track conditions over the past months. Our team is looking forward to presenting our supercar to Salon Prive's elite clientele."
This year's Salon Prive Concours in the U.K. opens its doors on September 7th. But, Tushek doesn't say when the TS 900 goes on sale or how much it will cost.
Team Tushek, founded by Slovenian racing driver, Aljosa Tushek proudly launches its sensational TS 900 Hybrid Hypercar at this year’s Salon Privé.
Powering the stunning TS 900 H APEX are 2 electric motors, (1 on each front wheel) and a 4.2 Litre rear mounted V-8 with added compressor, which combined, produce 950 hp and a massive 1,400 Nm torque. It might not be the most powerful hybrid hypercar on the road, but it is the lightest thanks to its chrome-moly spaceframe and pre-impregnated carbon-fibre body, resulting in an incredible curb weight of just 1,410 kg. With figures such as these, performance is sensational with 0 to 60 mph coming up in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 236 mph.
For a car that offers this level of performance, tyre and brake partners are crucial hence the TS 900 H APEX wears Pirelli Trofeo Series R tyres with 235/35 section to the front and 305/30 to the rear and Brembo calipers are fitted to give the necessary levels of braking. The sleek two-seater, carbon-fibre body features scissor doors and removable structural hardtop allowing open-air driving and the opportunity to experience the full exhilarating symphony of its thunderous V-8.
Utilising Alojsa Tushek’s experiences on the track and his knowledge of racecar set-up, the team have spent the last 4 years researching and testing different technologies and dynamics to create a car that connects with the driver via an innovative set of systems inside the cabin.
Aljosa Tushek, Founder of Tushek Ltd.: ‘The Tushek team is delighted to be back at Salon Privé. Over the past years we have intensively developed and constructed advanced technological solutions for our new model, the TS 900 H APEX, in particular in the area of electric drive train. Those development are now incorporated in our latest model and have been successfully tested in race-track conditions over the past months. Our team is looking forward to presenting our supercar to Salon Prive’s elite clientele’.
David Bagley, Co-Founder & Sales Director, Salon Privé said “The new TS 900 H APEX demonstrates Aljosa and his team’s pursuit of perfection as well as their continued use of innovative technology to create a car that connects with the driver whether on the road or on the track. It inspires confidence in the driver which in turn enables them to full experience the car’s incredible capabilities.”