|Brakes (Front)||Ventilated discs: 380 mm, 6 piston light alloy callipers. Power assisted|
|Brakes (Rear)||Ventilated discs: 355 mm, 6 piston light alloy calipers.|
|Wheels (F)||Forged Aluminum 19 in. x 9.5 in.|
|Wheels (R)||Forged Aluminum 20 in. x 12.5 in.|
|Suspension||Double wishbones, 3 way adjustable Racing gas-hydraulic shock absorbers.|
|Transmission||Oil-cooled 6 speed manual|
|Differential||Hydraulic Limited Slip|
|Type:||Turbocharged and Supercharged V8|
|Bore X Stroke||104.8 x 101.6|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Displacement cu in (cc):||7.0 liters|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||1104 bhp @ 6900 rpm|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||1055 lb-ft. @ 4500 rpm|
|Tires F-R||255/35–19” (Y) / 335/30–20” (Y) (Michelin)|
|Body Type||2 Door, 2 Seat Supercar|
|Curb Weight||1376 kg/ 3034 lb.|
|Ground Clearance||105mm. (150mm when hydraulic lifted)|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||3.0 seconds|
|Top Speed||375 km/h (233 mph) Electronically Limited|
|Power-to-Weight Ratio||802 bhp/ton|
Fledgling Danish supercar manufacturer Zenvo has just released the first official images and final details for the ST1, a brand new supercar from a brand new manufacturer that will join the ranks of the automotive world's elite should it make its production date of early next year. The Zenvo ST1, on paper, looks to compete with the likes of Pagani, Koenigsegg, SSC and Bugatti for the fastest and meanest cars in the world. Probably most expensive as well, though no base price information has been released as of yet.
Zenvo ST1 Design - Wholly Original Supercar, Familiar Elements
The Zenvo ST1 exterior design works from nearly every angle, and apes notable features from everything from the Lamborghini Gallardo to the Nissan GT-R, to the Porsche Carerra GT. Though some ST1 details are familiar, the Danish supercar as a total package manages to avoid looking like a who's-who mashup.
Zenvo designed the car in-house, and its big gaping front air vents draw the eye over the tight, taught bodywork. Though obvious Lamborghini comparisons are made when speaking of the front end, the ST1 has softer body corners leading along the main body line toward the rear, keeping it original.
The outleted hood and rear C-pillar line, with the wraparound rear spoiler, calls to mind the new Lotus Evora. And, of course, the air intake grills just aft of the front wheels are a clear reference to the Nissan GT-R.
When all is said and done, though, the design works very well and befits a supercar with more than 1,100 horsepower. Zenvo will surely win some design awards for the 2010 ST1, should this beautiful beast make its production date of early next year, as promised.
Zenvo ST1 Performance - Show and Go
At the Zenvo ST1's heart is mysterious 7.0 liter V8 that is rumored to be based on a GM crate motor. The big-displacement V8 is both turbocharged and supercharged, giving the ST1 a power output of 1,104 bhp and 1,055 ft-lb. of torque. In case you were wondering, that puts the Zenvo ST1 power numbers greater than those of the Bugatti Veyron.
With an electronically limited 233 mph top speed, the ST1 won't be breaking any production land speed records, though. Presumably Zenvo threw the governer into the equation to simplify safety and aerodynamic precautions, as one 200+ mph speeds are reached, stress on tires and body components increases very quickly.
Power puts the oil-cooled 6 speed manual to its extreme tests, and let's hope Zenvo puts adequate R&D into this transmission. A hydraulic limited slip and traction control aid 19 inch front, 20 inch rear wheels with putting all that power to the ground. The ST1 features a relatively sophisticated double wishbone suspension set-up with gas/hydraulic adjustable racing shocks.
How well will the complete package from a completely unproven halo car manufacturer handle, perform and hold up to the abuse that each owner will surely give it? Only time will tell, but the Danish and Zenvo certainly have sparked our interest.