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Slovenian low-volume manufacturer returns with a 937bhp hybrid hypercar to take on Ferrari and Lotus

Low-volume Slovenian manufacturer Tushek will show its new TS 900 H Apex hybrid hypercar in the UK next month. 

The company claims that with a kerbweight of just 1410kg, the TS 900 is the lightest car in its segment. By comparison, the recently revealed Lotus Evija weighs 1680kg and the new Ferrari SF90 Stradale tips the scales at 1570kg. 

Like the Lotus and Ferrari, the TS 900 is built around a lightweight, high-strength steel spaceframe and a pre-impregnated two-seat carbonfibre tub, but it also features a removable targa-style roof panel and striking scissor doors.


The TS 900’s hybrid powertrain comprises a rear-mounted 4.2-litre V8 and a pair of electric motors driving the front wheels, good for a combined 937bhp and 1033lb ft. Power is sent to the rear through a six-speed sequential racing gearbox weighing just 62kg.

Tushek claims the hypercar will sprint from 0-62mph in 2.5sec – 0.3sec quicker than the McLaren Senna – and on to a top speed of 236mph. Its electric-only driving range is claimed to be more than 31 miles. 

The TS 900 will be sold as standard with BBS forged alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli Trofeo Series R performance tyres. Stopping power comes courtesy of large ventilated brake discs and Brembo calipers.



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Tushek says the electric technology used on the TS 900 will inform development of a future all-electric model that which will “have a touch of sportiness” but be “focused on sustainable and safe electric travel”. 

Tushek was founded in 2004 by ex-racing driver AljoÅ¡a TuÅ¡ek and became known in 2008 for producing Slovenia's first supercar, the TS 500 Renovatio. That model's successor, the TS 600, followed in 2014.

Prices for the TS 900 are yet to be confirmed, but can be expected to far exceed the £275,000 launch price of the company’s first model.

The new hypercar will join the Puritalia Berlinetta and Austro-Daimler Bergmeister ADR 630 Shooting Grand at Blenheim Palace’s Salon Privé in September.

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sipod 6 August 2019

Awful. More creases than a

Awful. More creases than a linen suit...

eseaton 6 August 2019

Tushek? What is Tushek? The

Tushek? What is Tushek? The chap writes as if I am supposed to know.
James Dene 6 August 2019

How much!

It would be a brave soul indeed to put far in excess of £275,000 into a parts-bin special and having done so, head for anything like 200mph with nothing but a kit-car aero package between you and take-off. The reference to a Senna is plain daft: you can expect to go very fast in a McLaren and drive home after. Being towed home or driven to a hospital just isn't the same thing.

Peter Cavellini 6 August 2019

That’s what they said about...?

 Rimac, they were tutted at, sniggered at even,yet their they are, same with Koenigsigg too for that matter, and for the type of car it is £275,000 isn’t a lot for one compared to some of the other on trend Hypercar.

275not599 6 August 2019

Peter Cavellini wrote:

Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Rimac, they were tutted at, sniggered at even,yet their they are, same with Koenigsigg too for that matter, and for the type of car it is £275,000 isn’t a lot for one compared to some of the other on trend Hypercar.

Even if I had the money I wouldn't have driven a Rimac or a Koenigsegg either until they had established a solid reputation.  But go ahead, be the first to buy one of these and take it up to 200, best of luck to you!  Also it's not expected to be £275,000 but much more. 

Peter Cavellini 7 August 2019

It’s not the money...

 No, I agree, £275,000 is a lot for a Car, any Car for that matter, but compared to the seven figure ones, it’s a bargain, it’s just about as quick, built in the same numbers, whether it or they are reliable turn key cars we don’t know because we never see them or indeed know a person who has one!