Zenos unveiled at the 2014 Autosport International Show the new E10 sports cars but the manufacturer surprised us all with a new addition. The Zenos E10 S is a more powerful version of the E10 and is also more expensive and starts at GBP29,995 (+5,000 GBP).
If the Zenos E10 is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter Ford GDI engine with 200 bhp, the E10 S comes with a 2.0-liter Ford GDTI EcoBoost engine that produces 250 bhp of motive power and 400 Nm of max torque. With this, the E10 S can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds.
As a result, the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than 4.5 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 135 mph or 217 km/h. Don’t expect a radical design change between the two models because you will not find any!
Just like the E10, the S version comes with an aluminum extrusion and carbon tub construction.
A track pack is available too and brings a limited-slip differential, new composite seats, a heated seat for the driver, four-point racing harness, a quick release steering wheel, six-speed transmission, adjustable dampers, new wheel design and a total price of GBP32,995.
Zenos Cars was founded by form Lotus and Caterham employees Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards in May 2012. Zenos Cars wanted to develop and create lightweight and modern high-performance sports cars that aren’t affordable, but are also easy to run. The carmaker soon came up with the Zenos E10, which was more affordable than the Lotus Elise and the Caterham Seven – product vehicles of Ali and Edwards’ former company.
The company introduced the Zenos E10 to the press in September 2013. The ‘E’ in its name represents the first letter of the surname of co-founder Edwards, while the ‘10’ refers to the fact that the E10 is the 10th car project he has been involved in.
In terms of dimensions, the Zenos E10 measures 3,800 mm in length, 1,870 mm in width and 1,130 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,300 mm. Its cabin is designed to accommodate passengers whose heights are between 1.55 meters (5 ft. 1 in.) and 1.91 meters (6 ft 3 in). The cabin also features an extra central screen that allows the passenger to view information usually seen only by the driver.
As we revealed, the Zenos E10 S is more powerful than the E10, which is powered by a mid-mounted normally aspirated 2.0-liter 16-valve four-cylinder GDI engine that delivers 200 bhp of max output and 210 Nm of peak torque. This allows the E10 to sprint from nil to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.