Founded in 2012 with the first car rolling off the line less than two years later, this niche manufacturer just delivered it's 100th car.
This small, 100 percent British manufacturer was started in 2012 by a group of industry pros who decided the time was right to produce a new type of lightweight, high-performance sportscar that combined maximum driving thrills with maximum accessibility. While a hybrid version is in the works, so far the firm offers three models, the E10, the E10 S and, the daddy of the range, the E10 R. Things have been going great as Zenos just announced delivery of its 100th car.
The 100th model sold was the $52,000 E10 R, the big one of the trio offered. It's powered by a mid-mounted 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine that's tuned to produce a healthy 345 hp with 350 lb-ft of torque coming in at 4,000 rpm - in a car that tips the scales at just over 1,500 lbs! A 6-speed manual transmission is in play and this great combination results in a streetable yet dedicated track toy that can hit 60 mph in a believably quick 3.0 seconds while it tops out at a pretty fast 155 mph. The roofless, carbon-fiber filled car is not only fast, it looks just right, especially in the custom Soul Red and black color scheme it was delivered in.
For this 100th car, it created a small, but cool plaque that's fitted to the inside of the bodywork that reads E10 R Build #100" which will ensure the owner has a great selling point one day, possibly earning the car a bit more value than the rest of them, (besides the very first one of course). On the company's Facebook page, it shared a few pics of the car along with a few words about it. We quite like this quote: "We set out to make cars that are thrilling to drive and great to own. Have we achieved that? The proud owners of Zenos #100 think so - they've upgraded from the 250 bhp E10 S to the 350 bhp E10 R! #IAMZENOS."