British track car manufacturer Zenos Cars reveals the new R version of its E10 speedster, packing 350 horsepower into a 1,550-pound frame for an even mightier punch than its stablemates.
Boutique sports car companies pop up every now and again, hoping to challenge the big (well... bigger, at least) boys before slinking away shortly thereafter as a failure unable to make a dent in the crowded market. However, that common story might not apply to new British automaker Zenos, especially if Autocar is to be believed in a new video.
A few months ago we brought you the first teaser images of a new track car project called Zenos. Not unlike the mass exodus from Ferrari that founded ATS in the '60s, Zenos was started by Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards who formerly worked together at Caterham and Lotus. The idea is to create a lightweight, affordable sports car that will take three forms: the E10 track-toy speedster, E11 convertible and E12 coupe. Now it has announced the first of those three to debut next month at the Autosport Int
Colin Chapman left quite a legacy with his "add lightness" philosophy. Lotus was founded on that principle. Caterham soliders on in that spirit as well. And now a new outfit has in turn grown out of Caterham. That outfit is called Zenos, and it's spearheaded by former Caterham chief Ansar Ali. The startup has three variations on a new project in development: the E10, an open-top speedster; the E11, a targa-topped sportscar; and the E12, a fixed-roof coupe.