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
Troels eases us away, and points the Zenvo's snout towards the desert. We're about 30 miles outside Dubai city, temporarily based beside a small parade of shops. There's a souvenir store stocked with cuddly camels, not-to-scale models of the new Burj Dubai (the recently opened world's tallest building) and hubbly-bubbly pipes. The Zenvo's a fabulously well-executed piece of design, but out here, alongside the Toyota pick-ups and Nissan Patrols, it looks as mad as something teleported from George Lucas's cerebral cortex.
On the move now. Troels is chatting away. "You see, it's easy. The clutch is easy, changing gear is easy, and it's comfortable and quiet enough for us to have a conversation at 80 or 90mph. This is what we've been working towards, a supercar you can drive every day."