This is the Zenos E10, revealed at the Autosport International show, proving that this little red trackday motor certainly isn't vapourware.
Zenos E10 track car will cost £25k
Full details and pics for ex-Caterham chiefs’ new 300bhp-per-tonne track car
We first got wind of this project late last year when ex-Caterham bigwigs Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards showed off a sketch of the E10 and the promise of something feisty and pointy. Now come the details.
It'll cost £24,995, but to celebrate the unveiling Zenos is offering a special launch edition of 75 cars costing £28,995 each: for that you get a 2.0-litre Ford GDI petrol engine making 200bhp and 155lb ft of torque, mounted in the middle, and powering the rear wheels through a limited slip differential and a six-speed transverse manual gearbox. The launch edition also gets removable front and rear wings coloured red, bespoke Zenos composite seats, four-point race harnesses, an OZ performance wheel pack with ZZR Avon tyres, footwell heating and even a quick release steering wheel.
The whole thing weighs in at 650kg - thanks to a hybrid carbon and aluminium monocoque - while suspension is of the double wishbone variety all round (with Bilstein dampers). As such, it's estimated to accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and rock on to a top speed of 135mph, though both of these figures are yet to be confirmed.
And that's not all; this E10 is the first of three scheduled product launches over the next few years. Zenos is planning the E11 and E12 sports cars (the first a roadster, the second a coupe) for 2018. And with former Caterham brains behind it, it's looking promising.