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
As is the car's exterior styling. The longer you look at it, the better it gets. There simply isn't a bad angle on it. It's as long as a Porsche Carrera GT or Lamborghini Murciélago, so it's trading blows with the big boys. I can see 458 Italia, Maserati MC12 and Audi R8 in its complex but connected surfacing, but as these are my three favourite supercar shapes of the past decade this isn't a crtiticism. Props to Lasse Stenkilde, the quietest of Zenvo's three co-owners, and the one who presided over the ST1's construction.
The Zenvo works. After a long day in the desert, nothing has melted or fallen off. "We offered money and beer to some of the development drivers we've been working with to do their worst to the driveshaft and clutch," Jensen says, "but nothing's broken yet."