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 stats suggest 0-62mph in three seconds and a top speed limited - ha! - to 233mph. But it feels faster. From a standing start, it hooks up and beams itself up the road in a way that really does smack of the Starship Enterprise. At 4,500rpm, the Zenvo's engine and ancillaries are sucking and blowing with heavy-duty industrial intensity. I've no idea what speed we're doing but it feels like we could accelerate until the road runs out, turning the middle of nowhere into the end of days.
Bit dramatic, I know. But then so is this car. Has someone been on the hubbly-bubbly pipe or has Denmark, not previously noted for its car industry, just bludgeoned its way into the supercar elite?