Zenvo ST1

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Zenvo ST1
2009 Zenvo ST1.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Zenvo
Production 2009
Assembly Zealand, Denmark
Designer Christian Brandt and Jesper Hermann
Body and chassis
Class Hyper Car
Body style 2-door coupé
Layout MR
Powertrain
Engine Turbocharged and Supercharged 6.8L V8
Transmission 7-speed paddle shift
Dimensions
Wheelbase 3,055 mm (120.3 in)
Length 4,665 mm (183.7 in)
Width 2,041 mm (80.4 in)
Height 1,198 mm (47.2 in)
Curb weight 1,688 kg (3,721 lb)

The Zenvo ST1 is a high performance hyper car manufactured by Danish company Zenvo.

Company history[edit]

Zenvo Automotive is a Danish hyper car manufacturer located in Præstø on the Danish island of Zealand. It was founded by Troels Vollertsen, and the name 'Zenvo' is derived from a combination of the first 2 and last 3 letters in his last name.

Zenvo Automotive was founded in 2004. The first prototype of what became the Zenvo ST1 was completed in December 2008 and production began in 2009.[1] Only 15 cars were built: they were sold to approved customers.[2]

Zenvo ST1[edit]

The Zenvo ST-1 is a high performance sports car. Its turbocharged and supercharged 6.8-litre V8 engine generates 1,104 hp (823 kW) at 6,900 rpm and 1,430 N·m (1,050 lb·ft) of torque at 4,500 rpm. According to The Motor Report, the car set a 0–100 km/h time of 3.0 seconds, with 0–200 km/h taking 8.9 seconds, and a top speed of 375 km/h (233 mph)[3]

The ST-1 comes equipped with keyless entry, satellite navigation, telescopic steering wheel adjustment and electrically adjustable leather racing seats.[4]

Danish design[edit]

Zenvo claim the ST-1 is entirely a result of Danish design. The car was designed by Christian Brandt and Jesper Hermann.[5] The carbon fibre body was made in Germany and many components such as gauges, petrol tank, ABS brakes, traction control and airbags come from American or German made cars.[6]

Cost[edit]

The car has a list price of €800,000.[7] The price for registering the car in Denmark is around DKK 16 million (€2,143,952) as a result of the country's high registration taxes; however, Zenvo is aiming at the export market only.[8] Production is limited to 15 cars.[9]

Appearance on Top Gear[edit]

The Zenvo ST1 was critically panned by the British motoring program Top Gear after a series of unfortunate accidents during filming of a segment for the show, including the car catching fire after a cooling unit failure. Another car from the company eventually finished a complete timed lap of the (wet) Top Gear Test Track; the resulting time was worse than the time of a BMW M5, also on a wet track. Zenvo responded to Top Gear with a statement published on the Danish website Pro Street.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lago, Chris (17 December 2008). "Zenvo to Produce 'Real Supercar with Excessive Power'". Motor Trend. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "About us". Zenvo. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Tony O'Kane (2008-12-18). "Zenvo ST1: Denmark’s Very Own Veyron? from The Motor Report, 18 December 2008". Themotorreport.com.au. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  4. ^ "Danish firm Zenvo Automotive unveils 1100hp ST1 supercar". MotorAuthority. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Dansk superbil med 1.104 hk" (in Danish). bilbasen.dk. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Aftonbladet: 1104 hästar dansk dynamit" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  7. ^ a b "Zenvo svarer igen: Sandheden bag Top Gear testen". prostreet.dk. 2014-02-20. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  8. ^ Dansk superbil til 16 mio. kr from epn.dk. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  9. ^ "Dansk superbil til 16 millioner" (in Danish). Pleasure.dk. 18 December 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 

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