Car Enthusiast - click here to access the home page


Zen and the art of the sports car. Image by Zenos.

Zen and the art of the sports car
New lightweight sports car, the Zenos E10, will be unveiled at Autosport International show early next year.
  later Zenos article >>


News homepage -> Zenos news

Newer articles featuring 2015 Zenos E10

2015-01-09: Zenos launches its second model, the E10 S

What's the news?

On 9th January at the Autosport International show a new lightweight sports car from a new company will be unveiled. Zenos Cars is a partnership founded by two former directors from Caterham Cars and its first product, the E10, is a mid-engined track car. The company name is derived from a combination of 'zen' meaning purity and 'os', which is loosely Latin for 'vertebra'.

Appropriately, given the name, the car uses a backbone chassis based around a single aluminium extrusion. Driver and passenger sit either side of the spine in a carbon composite monocoque made from recycled carbon fibre skin with a thermoplastic core. There is also a safety cell, incorporating twin roll over hoops and side impact protection. The chassis is designed to allow other models to be produced. A roadster and coupé are in the pipeline with the project codes E11 and E12 respectively.

Clothing the chassis is a lightweight body that consists of 18 panels. The quoted weight for the E10 is 650kg and with 200hp from a 2.0-litre turbocharged Ford engine a 0-62mph time of less than five seconds is expected.

Although it is designed primarily as a track car the E10 will be road legal. Production is scheduled to start in late 2014 with customer deliveries due in the first quarter of 2015.

Anything else?

Pricing and more technical details will be released at the Autosport International show, which takes place at the NEC from 9-12 January 2014.

John Lambert - 20 Dec 2013

2015 Zenos E10. Image by Zenos.    

    - Zenos news
- E10 images

Zenos launches its second model, the E10 S. Image by Zenos.
Zenos gets hotter
British sports car manufacturer Zenos expands range with the more powerful E10 S.
Zenos set to take on track-car royalty. Image by Syd Wall.
New track toy
New sports car firm has Lotus and Caterham experience in its genes.

 215 Racing
 A. Kahn Design
 AC Cars
 AC Schnitzer
 Alfa Romeo
 APS Sportec
 Aston Martin
 Auto Union
 Cooper Tires
 David Brown
 David Brown Automotive
 De Tomaso
 Detroit Electric
 Eagle E-type
 edo competition

 FAB Design
 Factory Five
 Faralli & Mazzanti
 General Motors
 Gordon Murray
 Gordon Murray Automotive
 Gordon Murray Design
 Gray Design
 Great Wall
 Heffner Performance
 Joss Developments
 Land Rover
 Loma Performance
 Monte Carlo
 Nichols Cars

 Project Runningblade
 Project Velocity
 Range Rover
 Red Bull
 Ronn Motor Company
 SDR Sportscars
 The Little Car Company
 Thunder Power
 Tommy Kaira
 Vanda Electrics
 VL Automotive


External links:   | Irish Car Market News |

Internal links:   | Home | Privacy | Contact us | Archives | Old motor show reports | Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter | Copyright 1999-2024 ©