Zenos sports car gets Focus ST power


The latest entrant on the British sports car scene gets 250bhp thanks to the Focus ST’s turbo engine.

Remember the Zenos E10? The dinky little sports car was revealed at the turn of the year, and with the brains of former Caterham chiefs Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards behind it, its chances of success ought to be strong.

Following news of the £24,995, 200bhp launch E10, there is now a more powerful E10 S. Like the base car, the S uses a 2-litre four-cylinder Ford engine, only this time it’s the Ecoboost engine you’ll find in the frantic Focus ST. That means it’s turbocharged, and with 250bhp and 250lb ft to propel a car weighing circa-650kg, the resulting power-to-weight ratio of around 385bhp/ton is a match for a Ferrari 458.
Performance is predictably potent, then: 0-60mph takes an estimated 4.5 seconds, while the E10 S’s top speed is quoted as 135mph. The latter might not instantly set your pulse racing on paper, but it should prove plenty enough in a car with no roof or windows… [x]

Zenos sports car gets Focus ST power

The latest entrant on the British sports car scene gets 250bhp thanks to the Focus ST’s turbo engine.

Remember the Zenos E10? The dinky little sports car was revealed at the turn of the year, and with the brains of former Caterham chiefs Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards behind it, its chances of success ought to be strong.

Following news of the £24,995, 200bhp launch E10, there is now a more powerful E10 S. Like the base car, the S uses a 2-litre four-cylinder Ford engine, only this time it’s the Ecoboost engine you’ll find in the frantic Focus ST. That means it’s turbocharged, and with 250bhp and 250lb ft to propel a car weighing circa-650kg, the resulting power-to-weight ratio of around 385bhp/ton is a match for a Ferrari 458.

Performance is predictably potent, then: 0-60mph takes an estimated 4.5 seconds, while the E10 S’s top speed is quoted as 135mph. The latter might not instantly set your pulse racing on paper, but it should prove plenty enough in a car with no roof or windows… [x]

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Bugatti Veyron: This Is Your Life

The new ‘1 of 1’ GSV is the latest in a long line of Bugatti Veyron models. We chart them all.
We’re not at all suggesting Volkswagen’s brightest minds took to Shakespeare before embarking on the perilously fraught journey that is the Bugatti Veyron, but you can’t help but detect more than a note of Twelfth Night about its conception.
"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them." It’s fair to say all three scenarios apply to the Big Bad Bug’.
In fact, we don’t even need to pillage the Bard to attribute majesty to this thing; Jeremy summed it up on the show many moons ago when he proclaimed it to be “the greatest car ever made and the greatest car we will ever see in our lifetime”.
Born to a cynical world, packing physics-defying power and becoming the defining car for a generation of petrolheads, the Veyron is the ultimate in excess. It’s got 16 cylinders, for goodness sake, and is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds. Every day of the week. [x]

Bugatti Veyron: This Is Your Life

The new ‘1 of 1’ GSV is the latest in a long line of Bugatti Veyron models. We chart them all.

We’re not at all suggesting Volkswagen’s brightest minds took to Shakespeare before embarking on the perilously fraught journey that is the Bugatti Veyron, but you can’t help but detect more than a note of Twelfth Night about its conception.

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them." It’s fair to say all three scenarios apply to the Big Bad Bug’.

In fact, we don’t even need to pillage the Bard to attribute majesty to this thing; Jeremy summed it up on the show many moons ago when he proclaimed it to be “the greatest car ever made and the greatest car we will ever see in our lifetime”.

Born to a cynical world, packing physics-defying power and becoming the defining car for a generation of petrolheads, the Veyron is the ultimate in excess. It’s got 16 cylinders, for goodness sake, and is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds. Every day of the week. [x]

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Top Gear - The Perfect Road Trip

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