New British sports car to debut at Autosport

Lightweight Zenos E10 R does zero to 100 km/h in about three seconds

Published: December 29, 2015, 12:30 PM
Updated: November 23, 2021, 2:42 PM

Zenos E10 R

A new performance car will be introduced at Birmingham’s Performance Car Show (held alongside the motorsports exposition Autosport International in mid-January), and show-goers will also have a chance at experiencing the model at a track day.

The Zenos E10 R will be the third consecutive model to be launched by the British maker of affordable 2-seat sports cars at the annual show that has been staged since the 1990s. The car on display is described as a street legal trackday car, getting power from Ford’s 2.3-litre EcoBoost (turbocharged) 4-cylinder engine that makes 350 hp (100 more than that in the model it replaces) and 350 lb-ft of torque. The lightweight car (weighing in at just 750 kg) can go from zero to 100 km/h in just over three seconds.

“The E10 R is a car that delivers maximum performance both on track and road, so Autosport International is the perfect place for its debut,” Mark Edwards, Founder and Managing Director of Zenos Cars. “Thanks to its advanced lightweight architecture and natural balance, the E10 R handles its extra power comfortably – and it’s also one of the most affordable ways to join the exclusive 500bhp/tonne club.”

The new model carries a price tag of £39,995 (roughly $82,000 Canadian).

True to its track car credentials, the E10 R features uprated brakes from its predecessors (the E10 S, and the E10 before that) as well as changes to the spring and damper rates. An adjustable suspension allows the driver to tailor the car ride and handling to its intended use, while lightweight wheels save 10 kg alone from the E10 S.

Show-goers will have a chance at winning a Zenos driver training day, at which they can drive the E10 S model on the track and ride along in the new E10 R, by promoting the products on social media.

“Some of the world’s most cutting-edge high performance products have been showcased at Autosport International over the past 25 years, and the unveiling of the Zenos E10 R marks another momentous debut. The team at Zenos have created an accessible car for the track and the road that Britain should be rightly proud of,” concluded Ian France, Autosport International’s show director.