Stig drives 1,100bhp Zenvo
The Danes: excellent pastry bakers. Talented pig smokers. But are they any a good at making 7.0-litre V8 supercars with 1,104bhp? TopGear is the first to find out with a world-exclusive drive of the bonkers Zenvo ST1
Posted: 09 Nov 2010
The engine's provenance is more mysterious. Being a 16 valve, 7.0-litre V8, it's tempting to think it owes at least something to the Corvette ZO6. And it does, but it's also sufficiently bespoke to stand up to Zenvo's claims to have designed its own power unit. "GM does a thing called an LSX block," Vollertsen says, "but it's steel so it was too heavy. We took its dimensions and did our own aluminium version. It has bigger oil channels, and dry sump lubrication. The crank, rods, forged pistons, flywheel are all our own design. So really, it's our own engine."