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
We are indeed having a conversation, and it's true, the car is remarkably civilised. Sure, this road's straight and smooth, but there are none of those clonks and groans that bedevil low-volume supercars, nothing to make you wonder if they blew all the money making a car look like a spaceship. It mumbles along in sixth, pulling about 1,300rpm at 70mph. Geared for intergalactic travel, then. Troels glances over. Briefly, I ponder my favourite William H. Macy movie. Fargo. Or maybe Boogie Nights.
Then he flattens the Zenvo's fast pedal and everything goes a bit strange. This isn't just a quick car, it's a bloody time machine. There's no point trying to affect Danish stoicism in here. The moment Troells first unzips the Zenvo I laugh out loud, like a child or possibly someone experiencing jet air travel for the first time. It's a bit embarrassing, to be honest.