Former Caterham bosses' first sports car will be unveiled next month.
The maiden project of Zenos Cars – headed by former Caterham bosses Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards – will debut next month at the Autosport International. Dubbed the Zeno E10, the track-focused road-legal two-seater comes powered by a mid-mounted 2.0-liter Ford engine rated at 200 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque. With a curb weight of just 650 kg, the open-top sports car delivers an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 300 horsepower.
It can sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 135 mph. The name Zenos combines 'zen,' representing purity, and 'os,' which is Latin for vertebra, a reflection of the single aluminum 'backbone' that spans the length of the E10. That's accompanied by an aluminum rear sub frame, a safety cell, a carbon composite monocoque and comes wrapped in 18 recycle carbon body panels. Inside, drivers will find lightweight composite seats, a multi-function LCD display and not much else. The E10 is slated for production in late 2014, with further models to be rolled out over the next five years including a roadster, GT Coupe and Project E11 and E12.