Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The 2010 Zenvo ST1

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Competition is riffe for Pagani, Ascari, Koenigsegg and Bugatti with a brand new supercar manufacturer coming onto the scene with a car that is fronted to win some design awards if it can make its production date early next year.

The car is staggering not only in its design, but its appeal too and if that doesn't float your boat then here are some statistics. A 7ltr Turbocharged and Supercharged V8 producing a power to weight ratio of 802bhp/ton or 1104bhp (that makes its power greater than a Bugatti Veyron). The speed has been electronically limited to 233mph and the big stat is that it does 0-100kph in 3.0 seconds (which isn't faster than a bugatti). Its design seems to filter certain aspects of other models such as the front sloping end and wheel arches like those of a Lambourgini but has much softer curves like those of Jessica Alba's buttocks. Because it is mid-engined that may speculate that it will courner spectacularly well if balanced correctly and the power controlled rather than it ripping up the tarmac and you spin off like a bad remake of a popular tv series (Knight Rider comes to mind).
While the ST1 wont be breaking any production land records for its speed its pure precense is mind boggling from its gapping front end to its wrap around spoiler. From head to toe you see similarities to Lotus, Lambourghini, the Nissan GT-R, Carerra GT but still comes completely original.
I look forward to the follow up on this car that can only be described as Biblical.