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.
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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).
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