Zenos E10 lineup gets EcoBoost power
By Scott Collie
September 4, 2014
Boutique sports car company Zenos is taking advantage of Ford EcoBoost technology to expand its E10 lineup. The British manufacturer has released two new cars – the E10 S and E10 S "Track" – both of which pack more power than the standard E10.
Both of the new E10 S models take advantage of Ford's turbocharged 2.0-liter, four cylinder EcoBoost engine producing 250 hp (186 kW) at a lofty 7,000 rpm, and 400 Nm (295 lb.ft) of torque from 2,500 rpm.
With outputs up over the 200 hp (149 kW) and 210 Nm (154 lb.ft) provided by the standard E10's naturally aspirated, 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, Zenos expects its lightweight track weapon to go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in around four seconds. Partly thanks to the car's light, 650-kg (1433-lb) curb weight, top speed is expected to be around 217 km/h (135 mph).
On the chassis front, the E10 S carries the carbon fiber and aluminum hybrid monocoque across from the standard E10, but the E10 S Track is fitted with adjustable Bilstein dampers that allow mechanically-minded drivers to perfect their setup for track work. The Track E10 S also differentiates itself from Zenos' other cars with its limited slip differential, six-speed gearbox and four-point race harnesses.
The gearbox in the E10 and E10 S shares its transverse layout with the six-speeder in the Track Pack car, but only sports five-speeds. Brakes are the same across the whole range, with 285 mm discs front and rear clamped two pot racing Alcon calipers up front. In keeping with Zenos' track-bias, the 16-inch front and 17-inch rear OZ racing wheels on the new E10 models are fitted with sticky Avon ZZR tires, measuring 195/50 up front and 225/50 at the back.
Because these cars are designed to be taken to the track, Zenos offers a full range of serious racing options on all of its cars. Depending on how serious you are, the E10 range can be fitted with options ranging from a windscreen (with included wiper!) to a plumbed-in fire extinguisher and roll cage.
In Britain, prices start at £29,995 (US$48,879) for the E10 S, with E10 Track pricing kicking off at £32,995 ($US53,767).