New owners of Zenos are investing in the brand’s two-seater sports car and moving production to South Africa

An updated and more powerful version of the Zenos E10 will be launched this November - the first new product from the British brand since it was saved from administration in March.

Under the leadership of its new owners, a consortium led by AC Cars and its boss Alan Lubinsky, Zenos is responding to customer requests by developing an updated braking system and improved brake cooling, as well as a new intercooler and exhaust system.

The parts are being developed and tested by Hethel Engineering in Norfolk. No performance figures are being released at this stage, but improvements to the output of the car’s 2.0-litre Ford Ecoboost petrol engine, which originally produced 250bhp in the E10, are expected.

As part of efficiency-boosting business changes, production of the E10 will be moved from Zenos’s original location in Norfolk to a facility in South Africa. The car’s price will also be increased as part of these changes - something Lubinsky told Autocar was essential to ensure the brand’s survival. Prior to Zenos’s financial woes, the E10 was priced from £27,995.

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The first 25 examples of the updated E10 will be sold in bespoke, limited edition guise. The upgrades applied to the new model will also be available to current E10 owners, who will be able to purchase them through the Autokraft Performance brand.

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5 July 2017
No thanks.

6 July 2017
Yup, such a shame that production is moving from UK.

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