|Designer||Christian Henriksen and Jesper Hermann|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupé|
|Engine||Turbocharged and Supercharged 6.8L V8|
|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)|
Zenvo Automotive is a Danish sports car company located in Præstø on the Danish island of Zealand. It is managed by Jesper Jensen, who is also the founder of the Jensen car maker, and founded and financed by Troels Vollertsen. The name 'Zenvo' is derived from a combination of their names.
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. Only 15 cars were built: they were sold to approved customers. The car was sold in the United States through the California based company Red Sea Distribution; The cost of the U.S. based model was estimated at 1.8 million USD, which included a free watch valued at $50,000.
The Zenvo ST-1 is a high performance sports car. Its turbocharged and supercharged 6.8-litre V8 engine generates 1,250 hp (932 kW) in the USA and achieve 1,104 hp (823 kW) elsewhere 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)
Zenvo claim the ST-1 is entirely a result of Danish design. The car was designed by Christian Brandt and Jesper Hermann of the firm Hermann Brandt Hartvig. 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.
The car had a list price of €660,000. The cost of putting the car on the road in Denmark would have been around 16 million kroner (€2,143,952) as a result of registration expenses; however, Zenvo was aiming at the export market only. Production was limited to 15.
Appearance on Top Gear
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.
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