Fenix Automoive has revealed the first official pictures of its all-new supercar.
Fenix is the brainchild of former Noble boss Lee Noble and its first car will be launched in the UK in the second half of the year. The prototype is currently being built in South Africa and development will switch to the UK imminently.
Noble is pitching the car as the spiritual successor to the iconic M12, describing it as a “natural, but even more focused” follow up to that car.
“The M12 was hugely successful, but we needed to move the game on in terms of design,” said Noble. “The new car’s styling owes nothing to what I’ve done before and has quite literally been a ‘clean sheet’ exercise from the start. It’s edgy, with powerful lines, and aerodynamically will be in another league to any of my previous cars.”
Fenix will offer the 1200kg supercar with a choice of two engines, with the flagship being GM’s 6.2-litre LS9 V8 engine from the Corvette ZR1. Equipped with this 638bhp engine, Fenix claims its car will get from 0-100mph in less than seven seconds and go on to reach more than 200mph.
The other engine on offer will be a LS3 V8 GM unit, which is good for 480bhp. Early price indications from Fenix claim the car will cost around £70,000.
Noble says he is looking forward to testing Fenix’s first car in the UK.
“Our first prototype is now in build and development will start in around one month’s time,” he said. “We’ll be hot-weather testing the first prototype on the mountain roads around Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where the car will be manufactured. But I’m itching to get the car back to the UK where I can set it up on roads I know well.”
Initially Fenix will produce around 60 or 70 cars a year, but Noble envisages a capacity of up to 500 per year when sales start in America, Japan and other overseas markets.