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
Stig finds this out immediately. As usual, he flags us down without warning after appearing from the high desert, demands the keys and guns it. Before he disappears over a crest about a mile away, he jinks twice, hard. He is back after 20 minutes. Emerging from the cabin, he turns and simply stares at the ST1. I think I see him twitch. Then, as the car ticks and exhales itself cool, he walks off in the direction of Ras Al Khor Industrial Area.
My turn. It certainly feels stable enough, although it wriggles a bit under hard braking. At some point soon, the Stig will trade desert for his more familiar home turf, and we'll find out how well the Zenvo handles high-speed corners. But it should be good.