Zenos Cars to unveil Zenos E10 at 2014 Autosport International Show

Article by Anita Panait, on December 19, 2013

Zenos Cars will unveil its new ultra-light Zenos E10 sports car at the 2014 Autosport International Show slated on January 9-12 at Birmingham’s NEC.  Zenos Cars is a partnership between former Caterham Cars chief executive Ansar Ali and COO Mark Edwards. Pricing and additional technical details of the car will be unveiled during the event.

The Zenos E10 sports car is a track-focused but road legal open-top two-seater that is powered by a mid-mounted 2.0-litre Ford engine providing 200 bhp. Weighing only 650 kg, the Zenos E10 delivers a power-to-weight ratio of 300 bhp/ton and could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in under five seconds.

The Zenos E10 is underpinned by a unique chassis architecture that consists of 18 panels – thereby staying true to its Zenos name: a combination of ‘zen’ to represent purity, and ‘os’, loosely Latin for ‘vertebra’.

A single, aluminium extrusion ‘backbone’ spans the length of the Zenos E10, which provides outstanding torsional rigidity, complemented by an aluminium rear sub frame and a safety cell that incorporates twin roll hoops and side-impact protection.

The flexibility as well as low investment demand of the Zenos platform has been acknowledged via a development grant from the Niche Vehicle Network. The vehicle features an integrated carbon composite monocoque, made from recycled carbon fibre as a skin with a thermoplastic core.

Other partners in the Zenos E10 project are Autosport International exhibitors Alcon, Bilstein, Corebeau and Titan. Zenos Cars will start production of the E10 in late 2014, delivering the first units in the first quarter of 2015. The carmaker is planning two models that will be derived from the same chassis architecture: a Roadster (Project E11) and a GT Coupé (Project E12). [source: Zenos Cars]

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