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With the kind of persistence one needs to be successful in the ultra-competitive world of supercars, Zenvo has continued to refine its ST1 and at this week’s 2015 Geneva Motor Show unveiled an updated version.
The most significant update is a new sequential transmission that replaces the previous manual. The new transmission, sourced from Italy’s CIMA, features seven forward gears and a single clutch. Gear shifts are said to take place in as little as 35 milliseconds, making this one of the fastest shifting, single clutch transmissions in the world.
Other updates for the STI include new wheel patterns, more luxurious items in the cabin, and some additional options.
No changes have been made to the car’s powerplant, which means an in-house developed 6.8-liter V-8 that benefits from both supercharging and turbocharging. The engine delivers a peak 1,104 horsepower and 1,054 pound-feet of torque, and drives the rear wheels only.
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The body of the ST1 is all carbon fiber, and is wrapped around a hybrid structure comprised of high-strength steel for the central monocoque and aluminum for the front and rear subframes.
Zenvo plans to build just 15 examples of the ST1 before it moves on to its next supercar, a model dubbed the “ST2” that’s due in about five years. Currently, just two examples of the ST1 have been delivered to owners, but Zenvo has orders for another five cars. For an automaker that has just 20 employees on hand, Zenvo will remain extremely busy for some time to come.
Pricing for the Zenvo ST1 starts at 850,000 euros (approximately $950,102).
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