The first model for sports upstart Zenos Cars is set to be unveiled at Europe’s largest motorsport trade show, Autosport International, in January.
The E10 is powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine producing 145kW and 210Nm, coupled to a standard five-speed or optional six-speed manual transmission.
Zenos is claiming a zero to 100km/h sprint time of 4.5 seconds, with a top speed top speed of 216km/h.
Zenos Cars is the brainchild of former Caterham bosses Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards, who brought Caterham’s lightweight philosophies to their new venture.
Carbon and aluminium are used to construct the body, with steel used to make the roll hoops. The front and rear wings are removable, and the whole package weighs just 650kg.
Interior features include lightweight composite seats, a multi-function LCD driver display and probably not much else, as even the heater is optional.
Further options include limited-slip diff, racing harnesses, full roll cage, premium paint, upgraded wheels and a combination of options called ‘track pack’.
Following its debut at Autosport International, the E10 is set to go on sale in overseas markets later in 2014 with pricing yet to be confirmed.
Little else is known about those models at this stage, although they are scheduled for an unveiling in 2018.
Autosport International runs from January 9 -12.