Zenvo ST1 will be limited to just 15 units; £770k price tag
11 November 2009

This is the Zenvo ST1, a Danish supercar whose V8 engine produces more than 1100bhp - and it's coming to the UK.

Zenvo Automotive started development of the prototype version in 2004, with the brief of producing a “trackworthy supercar that would be also suitable for everyday use”.

See the pics of the Zenvo ST1

The firm is keen to make the car as Danish as possible, with many components coming from local suppliers. All R&D and design has taken place in the country.

The ST1 is powered by a 7.0-litre V8 engine, which is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The supercharged and turbocharged unit has been tuned to produce 1104bhp and 1055lb ft of torque, while a hydraulic limited-slip differential also features. The engine has been designed to run on both petrol and E85 bio-ethanol.

It has an electronically limited top speed of 233mph and can get from 0-62mph in a claimed 3.0sec. It weighs 1376kg thanks to the use of a lightweight steel spaceframe, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 802bhp per tonne. The bodywork is made up of lightweight carbonfibre panels.

The St1 runs on 19-inch wheels at the front and 20-inch wheels at the rear, with specially designed Michelin tyres.

It has double-wishbone suspension all round, with adjustable anti-roll bars and three-way adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers.

Zenvo is keen to make the ST1 as comfortable as possible and has included a range of creature comforts, including climate control, sat-nav, a head-up display and cruise control. No fuel economy of CO2 emission figures have been released.

The car will be hand-built in Denmark, with production due to start later this year. Just 15 units will be produced for “specially approved customers”, with a price tag of 850,000 euro (£770,000).

A company spokesman told Autocar that the car would be available in the UK in right-hand drive and the company was currently in talks with several dealer networks about selling it.

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11 November 2009

Can I lower the tone immediately by asking if any element of the car is made from Lego?

11 November 2009

joking, i think it could be an oink bacon or was it an oik beacon?

11 November 2009

It's pretty impressive that they made it so light,but not sure about the styling. The guages in the binnacle look straight out of a Porsche

11 November 2009

Yawn. Yet another absurd, irrelevant and comical penis extension for those with more money than sense.

11 November 2009

A bit harsh to say the least,and physical attributes have nothing to do with it!, you could argue that its the only supercar tht looks like other cars put together(a touch Aston Martin at the front, a little Audi R8/10 at the rear), i agree the interior looks like a mish mash of a parts bin raid, but hey in these so called hard times it cuts costs, but the one thing we don't need is another supercar,it would have been more relavent if it had been Hydrogen powered!

Peter Cavellini.

11 November 2009

But 1100 BHP? and from an unkonwn company with no track record in engineering competence - that is absurd. Sooner or later some idiot is going to kill a lot of people whilst trying to demonstrate that they have the skill to control this much power. The backlash could be considerable and will affect us all. It is time that cars such as this were banned and that in the future , as you suggest , cars that have alternative power sources and that are still fun are developed

11 November 2009

I wonder if Superchips do a re-map for this?

11 November 2009

[quote Mike Payne] Sooner or later some idiot is going to kill a lot of people [/quote]

Teenage boyracers have been doing that for years.

You don't need 1100BHP to kill an innocent passer by. Unfortunately, rusty old Saxo VTRs will do the job very nicely.

11 November 2009

Yeah, knee-jerk cobblers.

I'd like to see the KSI stats for really high performance cars like this; I bet they are if anything lower than for cooking hatches in proportion to the number on the road.

11 November 2009

ST1 is the name of a classy gentleman's establishment in Stoke-on-Trent.


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