Zenvo ST1: official details and specs

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Who doesn't dream of driving a "trackworthy supercar that would be also suitable for everyday use"? With that exact goal in mind, Zenvo Automotive started development of the prototype version of the Zenvo ST1 in 2004. The Zenvo ST1, a Danish supercar whose V8 engine produces more than 1100bhp, will be built in Denmark starting later this year.

Many of its components will come from local suppliers in Denmark and all R&D and design took place in the country. Based on a Corvette Z06, the ST1 is powered by the 7.0-liter V8 engine from the American muscle car, which is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

The supercharged and turbocharged unit has been tuned to produce 1104bhp and 1055lb ft of torque. The carmaker claims an electronically limited top speed of 233mph and an acceleration time from zero to 62mph of 3.0sec.

It weighs only 1376kg due to the use of a lightweight steel spaceframe, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 802bhp per ton. Lightweight carbonfiber panels make up the bodywork.

The ST1 rides on 19-inch wheels at the front and 20-inch wheels at the rear, with specially designed Michelin tires. It has double-wishbone suspension all round, with adjustable anti-roll bars and three-way adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers.

Zenvo has included a range of creature comforts, including climate control, sat-nav, a head-up display and cruise control. Information on fuel economy or CO2 emission figures have yet to be released.

No pricing has been confirmed as well. It's not like it's up for public consumption anyway since only 15 units will be produced for "specially approved customers."

Press Release

Zenvo ST1

The Zenvo ST1 is designed to express the excessive power and performance of the car.

The design brief from the Zenvo creators to the designers at hermann & brandt design consultancy was to design a supercar that looked like no other supercar. The design had to be aggressive mixing supercar styling with race car elements.

The design of the Zenvo ST1 is made from free flowing accelerating lines creating the shape of the wheel arches, the roof line, side line and the lower side air intake. The sharp lines are connected by muscular organic surfacing creating dramatic reflections. Contrasting the general surfacing the design features a race car inspired lower carbon splitter.

The front of the Zenvo ST1 is designed around the hexagonal trademark Zenvo grille flanked by the large front air intakes used for brakes and engine cooling. The intakes are raked back to minimize drag and at the same time making the side impression of the car more compact.

The theme of the front is repeated in the rear which is designed around the big diffuser necessary for high speed stability. As on the front the center volume is flanked by large air exits extracting hot engine air as well as housing the exhaust and rear lights.

The rear spoiler mandatory for a car capable of extreme high speeds is partly integrated in the rear wing. It has a unique aerodynamic design following the raked shape of the rear end.

Technical Specifications

Max. power: 1104 hp (810 kW) at 6900 rpm
Max. torque: 1430Nm at 4500 rpm
Top speed: 375 km/h (electronically controlled)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 3.0 s
Overall length: 4665 mm
Overall width, without mirrors: 2041 mm
Overall height: 1198 mm
Wheelbase: 3055 mm
Weight: 1376 kg
Headroom front: 1002 mm
Legroom front: 1104 mm
Shoulderroom front: 1398 mm
Cargo volume: 130 l
Fuel tank volume: 69 l

Topics: supercar, coupe

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