According to an article on Yahoo News, a buyer has been found for Zenos Cars after the company went into administration earlier this year. A consortium led by AC Cars – the creators of the reborn Cobra – has bought the sports car maker. AC Cars had previously announced its intent to grow, with this announcement only proving its desire to expand. However, the sum it paid for Zenos Cars remains undisclosed.
Zenos Cars is reporting ongoing sales success, just days after the owners of the 100th Zenos model to be built took home their new car. Demand for the company’s high-performance, lightweight sports cars means that all build slots for 2016 are now accounted for, while few are left for the first quarter of 2017. Since production of the naturally-aspirated Zenos E10 and turbocharged Zenos E10 S began in early 2015, the range has been expanded with the 350 bhp Zenos E10 R and a 280 bhp upgrade kit for the best-selling E10 S. The sales network has also expanded, with the Zenos E10 series now sold in 10 markets encompassing Europe, Asia and North America.
Zenos Cars has reported that growing numbers of orders for its E10 range have led to a rapidly filling order book for the coming months. The introduction of the E10 R at the turn of the year and continuing high demand for E10 and E10 S models means the Zenos factory in Wymondham, Norfolk, UK is currently operating at full capacity to meet demand and ensure the timely fulfilment of existing and new orders. The increasing popularity of the E10 series of high-performance, lightweight sports cars has also led Zenos to expand its UK retail network, with the appointment of two new full-service dealers. The new appointments join the four existing Zenos service agents, giving the brand greatly improved geographical coverage within the UK.
Zenos Cars has begun production of the super high-performance Zenos E10 R, following the final sign-off of its suspension settings. The pinnacle of the E10 range is now being produced alongside its E10 and E10 S stablemates at the Zenos factory in Wymondham, Norfolk, UK. The Zenos E10 R is the third variant of the company’s widely-acclaimed E10 sports car line-up and uses a turbocharged 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine that produces 350 bhp and 475 Nm torque. With a dry weight of just 700 kg, the E10 R boasts 500 bhp/tonne, enabling it to hit 60 mph (100 km/h) from standstill in as little as 3.0 seconds. Yet with copious torque available across a wide range of engine speeds, its enormous performance can be enjoyed at all times.
The Performance Car Show presented by Landsail Tyres in association with Autocar and PistonHeads.com will host the public debut of the Zenos E10 R, a road-legal British track day car delivering 500bhp/tonne. This astonishing road-legal trackday car will be on display at The Performance Car Show between 14-17 January for the very first time, allowing showgoers to be amongst the first in the world to see the E10 R in the metal. Following the introduction of the E10 and E10 S, the E10 R represents the brand’s quickest, most exhilarating and most focused car to date. Powered by a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, related to that found in the Ford Mustang and Focus RS, the E10 R produces 350bhp and 475Nm of torque and is set to be one of the stars of the Performance Car Show.
A new film reveals the first details of forthcoming super-high-performance E10 model from Zenos Cars – billed as “Britain’s best affordable sports cars – combining lightweight performance with track day agility”. A short film released by Zenos Cars has confirmed the name of its forthcoming new E10 model, its fastest, most focused and most thrilling model yet developed. The video, available to view on the Zenos website and the Zenos YouTube channel, also provides viewers with glimpses of the new car’s exterior and details of its super-high-performance brief.