Hot Zenos E10 R with 350bhp planned
Source : Hot Zenos E10 R with 350bhp planned
Zenos can be planning a Ford Focus RS engined type of its E10 sports car, with as much as 350bhp
Dubbed the E10 R, the fresh car can be described as being the “most thrilling Zenos type yet” as well as promises “greater performance as well as driving thrills.”
Although Zenos hasn’t officially revealed what mechanical upgrades the E10 R will receive, with the company merely stating which will come with “a large increase in power”, company boss Mark Edwards has previously hinted which the E10’s chassis can be capable of handling more power. A harder, more focused type of the E10 can be the next logical step for the company as which seeks to establish itself inside the low-volume sports car market.
The logical engine option for the latest E10 type being prepared at the firm’s Norfolk headquarters would likely be a more powerful type of the turbocharged 2.0-litre Ford Ecoboost unit used inside the E10 (with 200bhp) as well as E10S (250bhp).
however Autocar understands the fresh Ford Focus RS’s 2.3-litre Ecoboost engine can be also under consideration as the more favoured option, as well as can be understood to fit inside the E10’s chassis. A power output in excess of 300bhp can be a certainty whichever engine can be chosen, something which would likely give the fresh type of the E10 a power-to-weight ratio in excess of 500bhp per tonne.
A whole suite of various other modifications would likely also be included as part of the fresh performance type, with improvements to the brakes as well as gear shift understood to be two areas in particular the company will focus on. These preview images also reveal several external surfaces as well as Inner surface trim modifications.
Despite the extra performance, the fresh type of the E10 will stay true to Zenos’s affordable roots, as well as will significantly undercut versions such as the Lotus 3-Eleven as well as Caterham 620R for which its power-to-weight ratio will be a match.
Announcing the fresh type, Edwards said: “can be which indulgent? Maybe. can be which insane? Very possibly. can be which astonishing? Absolutely!”
The fresh E10 R will join the existing E10 as well as E10S in Zenos’s line-up, before the company expands its portfolio with the long-mooted E11 roadster as well as E12 coupé versions inside the near future.
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