Zenvo Automotive confirm marketing and engineering partnership with Rebellion

Zenvo Automotive A/S, the Denmark-based high-performance automotive manufacturing and advanced engineering company are extremely excited to announce a major strategic partnership with Swiss watchmaker Rebellion Timepieces at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show 2017.  The partnership also extends into an engineering collaboration with Rebellion Racing which will include shared engineering development and technology capabilities, data and testing.

Rebellion Timepieces is a Swiss manufacturer of high precision watches inspired by the ultra-competitive world of motorsports.  Rebellion Racing competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship and is the only race team to be owned by a watch company.   Both Zenvo and Rebellion are driven by a desire to produce highly customizable, limited edition products made with the best automotive technologies, innovation and human attention to detail. 

Cementing the partnership, Rebellion Timepieces will display a unique Rebellion-Zenvo Predator 2.0 GMT on the Zenvo stand 1245 at the Geneva International Motor Show from 9th – 19th March in the Palexpo convention centre.  Zenvo Automotive will also exhibit the Rebellion Racing LMP1 R1 racing car from 2016 in Zenvo branding on their stand.

Nigel Gordon-Stewart, Global Commercial Director of Zenvo Automotive: “We are really thrilled about this partnership with Rebellion.  I have known Rebellion Timepieces and Rebellion Racing for some time.  I’ve admired their brand, their premium watches and their ability to just get out there and take on the big boys on the track.  Their watch mechanics are really impressive and we are looking forward to utilizing their savoir-faire to provide our cars with very high-precision clocks and timing equipment.”

Philippe Dubois, CEO of Rebellion Timepieces: “I have got to know Nigel and Zenvo as a company very well over the previous months.  Both our organizations have a lot in common, not least that this is the 10th anniversary year for both companies.  I am very impressed by the quality of engineering and design intelligence at Zenvo and think that they will be a huge asset to the watch side as well as to our sister company Rebellion Racing.

 “This is no ordinary branding exercise with a watch company” continued Gordon-Stewart.  “Rebellion are one of the most exciting and dynamic brands as watchmakers and they have been extremely successful in motorsport.  There are a great number of similarities between the companies and we clearly share a synergistic philosophy of passion and enthusiasm for our brands.  Zenvo is currently developing its future business planning and this includes working very closely with Rebellion which we’re really looking forward to.”


The Company was formed in 2007 as a channel for the aspirations and ambitions of a small group of highly talented Danish engineers and designers with extensive experience gained from working with Italian and German automotive companies.  Led by powertrain specialist, Troels Vollertsen, with the design and styling vision of ex-RCA graduate Christian Brandt, the team wanted to realise long-held passionate ambitions to build a car which combined the traditional skills of Danish styling design with German-derived high performance technology. 

Functionalistic and immediately aesthetically iconic, the Zenvo ST1 was developed over six years to demonstrate the use of ultra-lightweight composite materials in the design realisation of a car capable of performing alongside contemporary iconic supercars.  A uniquely designed and engineered engine of 6.9 litres was produced for the ST1 incorporating both supercharger and turbocharger delivering 1120PS in a car made extensively from Carbon Fibre but featuring an aluminium and steel safety cell which, when tested, provided the ideal passenger environment for safety and comfort. 

In 2016 Zenvo presented their revised hyper-GT, the TS1 GT, along with its racetrack-bred sibling, the TSR.  A completely new engine of 5.8L capacity with twin superchargers had been developed now producing more than 1180PS.  The new engine boasts a dry sump and flat-plane crankshaft configuration allowing the engine to spin more freely, rev much higher, produce power more efficiently and be mounted lower in the body for improved handling.  Uniquely developed software running the Zenvo-designed high performance gearbox provides one of the fastest-shifting powertrains in existence confirming the on-going technological progress of Zenvo Automotive.

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