Zenos Cars, a startup established by former Caterham managers Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards, will reveal its first sports car at the 2014 Autosport International motorsport event taking place in the U.K. next month. Zenos has been teasing its new sports car, the E10, over the past couple of months and now the company has confirmed its debut.
The E10 has been designed for track use but the car is also road legal. It's a two-seater roadster powered by a mid-mounted 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine sourced from Ford. The engine is rated at 200 horsepower and should provide some pretty interesting performance considering the E10 weighs just 1,433 pounds. Zenos quotes a 0-60 mph time of less than 5.0 seconds.
Underpinning the E10 is an aluminum central structure to which additional aluminum subframes and a safety cell is added. The driver and passenger sit in a carbon composite monocoque mounted to the central structure and constructed from recycled carbon fiber and thermoplastic. Such a solution is said to be lightweight, strong and cost-effective.
Based on the same chassis architecture, further models are in the pipeline for the next five years including another roadster and a GT coupe.
Production of the E10 will commence in late 2014, with deliveries to follow in early 2015. Development partners include brake expert Alcon and suspension specialist Bilstein.
The 2014 Autosport International will take place from January 9 to 12 in Birmingham. For our complete coverage on the event, click here.