Zenos was started in 2012 by two former Caterham employees. They wanted to make their own lightweight, easy to maintain road-legal track cars, having gained plenty of experience both at Caterham and at Lotus, where they both worked previously.
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The resulting E10 packs a mid-mounted 200 hp Ford engine that pushes the carbon-bodied speedster from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. You also get a double-wishbone suspension for your £26,995 (just over $33,000) as long as you're in Britain. In America, the same package costs $39,500 the cost of engine sourcing and installation, because the E10 has to be imported as a kit car.
Zenos also came up with the turbocharged E10 S with 250 horsepower, followed by the E10 R with the 350-hp EcoBoost engine from the Focus RS and an inboard front suspension. This top of the range track special starts at £39,995 (just over $49,000) in the UK. As for the future, Zenos was already looking into a car with a removable soft top called the E11 and a coupé called the E12:
Unfortunately, not long after building their hundredth E10, Zenos ran out of money due to a few cancelled orders. Now, the company is in the administrators' hands, waiting to be rescued by an investor who can turn their more practical ideas into reality. If you've got deep pockets and a desire to see a 21st-century take on the Lotus Seven succeed, maybe this is your calling.