British startups have given us some of the finest track cars on the market, from the Ariel Atom and BAC Mono to so many Radicals and Caterhams. But now it has one more.
Unveiled at the Autosport International show in the UK after months of teasers, the Zenos E10 is the first product to come out of the new firm established by Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards who recently left Caterham. The roofless, windowless roadster is built around a carbon and aluminum monocoque, reinforced with steel and adorned with removable bodywork.
At its heart sits a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine sourced from Ford and tuned to transfer 200 horsepower through a five-speed transmission. Double wishbone suspension at both ends are paired with Bilstein dampers, 285-millimeter brake discs and Avon rubber on 16-inch wheels up front and 17-inchers in the back. Weighing in at a feather-like 1,433 pounds, the E10 is said to reach 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds and top out at 135 mph.
Buyers will be able to upgrade the E10 with a six-speed gearbox, limited-slip differential, quick-release steering wheel, racing harnesses and more, along with track-day equipment like dry-sump lubrication, a fire-suppression system and roll cage – much of which is included in the Launch Edition reserved for the first 75 units to be made. Pricing starts in the UK at £24,995 – equivalent to $41k at today's rates – and there'll be more versatile bodystyles to follow.