Created by Danish company Zenvo, the ST1 is powered by a 7.0 liter V8 engine with more than 1,100 hp and a max torque of 1430Nm. These impressive figures allow for a top speed exceeding 375 km/h and a projected 0-100 km/h time of 3 seconds.
The research and development of the concept started in 2004. The final prototype has now been completed and the car has entered it’s last stages of performance testing, where according to Zenvo it has achieved a 0-100 km/h time of 3.2 seconds and a 0-200 km/h time of 8.9 seconds. Zenvo plans to start a limited series production of 15 units within 2009.
The design of the ST1 was developed by Hermann & Brandt Design studio. The brief was to design a sportscar with an aggressive mix of typical supercar styling cues and race car elements.
Started with the first rough sketches in August 2006, the final design was approved in February 2008.
The design of the car is made from free flowing accelerating lines creating the shape of the wheel arches, the roof line, side line and the lower side air intake.
The sharp lines are connected by muscular organic surfacing creating dramatic reflections. Contrasting the general surfacing the design features a race car inspired lower carbon splitter.
The front is designed around the hexagonal trademark Zenvo grille flanked by the large front air intakes used for brakes and engine cooling. The intakes are raked back to minimize drag and at the same time making the side impression of the car more compact.
The theme of the front is repeated in the rear which is designed around the big diffuser necessary for high speed stability. As on the front the center volume is flanked by large air exits extracting hot engine air as well as housing the exhaust and rear lights.
The rear spoiler mandatory for a car capable of extreme high speeds is partly integrated in the rear wing. It has a unique aerodynamic design following the raked shape of the rear end.
For more informatio visit Zenvo’s official website.
Zenvo ST1 – Technical Specifications
- Engine: V8 7.0 liters
- Transmission: 6-speed manual gearbox, rear wheel-drive, hydraulic limit slip differential
- Length (mm) 4665
- Width, without mirrors (mm) 2041
- Height (mm) 1198
- Wheelbase (mm) 3055
- Weight (kg) 1376
- Output (kW/hp/min) 810 / 1104 / 6900
- Max. torque (Nm/min) 1430 / 4500
- Top speed (km/h) 375 (electronically controlled)
- Acceleration 0–100 km/h (s) 3,0
- Power-to-Weight ratio Hp/weight 802 bhp per tonne
(Source: Zenvo, Autoblog.com)