Zenvo Automotive to unveil EUR 850,000 ‘Zenvo ST1’ at the 'Dubai International Motor Show 2009’

Published December 16th, 2009 - 12:12 GMT
Zenvo Automotive, a leading manufacturer of supercars, has announced its plans to unveil the limited edition ‘Zenvo ST1’, a unique, hand-built supercar, at the upcoming ‘Dubai International Motor Show 2009’, which is slated to run from December 16 to 20, 2009 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The supercar is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in three seconds, and has an electronically limited top speed of 375 km/h. With only 15 cars to be built and sold to specially approved customers, Ultimate Motors, one of the leading distributors of exotic and luxury sports cars in the GCC, is proud to be the exclusive distributor of the ‘Zenvo ST1’ in the Middle East.
Running on raw power supplied from a 7-litre V8 engine with both a supercharger and a turbo, the ‘Zenvo ST1’ produces a massive 1,430 NM of torque. It also develops 1,104 BHP, which can be controlled at a flick of a switch with three power settings - ‘Normal’ (650 BHP), ‘Sport’ (850 BHP) and ‘Race’ (1,104 BHP) - thereby allowing the driver to select the appropriate set-up for any driving condition. With a displacement of 7000 cu. cm. and a 6-speed manual transmission, the supercar is supported by an aggressive body that is hand-built from carbon fibre wrapped around a light steel frame. Further, the ‘Zenvo ST1’ also boasts of luxurious interior and exterior features such as dual zone automatic climate control, electronic analogue instrumentation, driver information centre with sat-nav, and a heads-up display including a G-force meter.
“We started research and development for the prototype in 2004 with the objective of producing the best looking and most drivable supercar in the world, and we are very proud to be finally launching the ‘Zenvo ST1’ in the region,” said Jesper Jensen, CEO & Founder of Zenvo Automotive. “In our massive investment into the development of this supercar, we have decided to deviate from the bandwagon of coming up with the fastest supercar even though we have the resources to do so because we believed that it would be more sensible to offer a beautiful supercar that could be properly driven within city limits as well as on the racing track. Further, our partnership with Ultimate Motors allows us to market our highly exclusive supercar in the Middle East, and we are confident that the regional market will appreciate the powerful features and specifications, and most of all, the reliability and practicality of the ‘Zenvo ST1’.”
Designed to depict the excessive power and performance of the car, the ‘Zenvo ST1’ is a rear wheel drive supercar featuring 3-way adjustable Öhlins shock absorbers affixed to double wishbone suspension front and rear, in addition to offering a fully hydraulic ride height control function. With a EUR 850,000 price tag, the exclusive ‘Zenvo ST1’ is the first 100 per cent Danish designed supercar, weighing in at 1,376 kg and riding on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels shod with Michelin tires - 265/35 Y19 at the front and 335/30 Y20 at the rear. It also sports big power-assisted brakes - 380mm front and 355mm rear ventilated discs gripped by 6-piston light alloy calipers. The development and production of the ‘Zenvo ST1’ will be undertaken in a hyper modern production hall with Zenvo Automotives’ dedicated team of motoring enthusiasts.
“Our passion for supercars is what drives us to deliver these pioneering automotive engineering marvels to the region, and what translates into the precision care and first-rate service we strive to provide to our clients. We are in awe of the perfect combination of power and drivability of the ‘Zenvo ST1’, as well as its capacity to run on both or a combination of normal gas and Bioethanol (E85), which makes it an environmentally conscious yet exemplary supercar choice for customers. We are confident that its launch at the ‘Dubai International Motor Show 2009’ will afford the ‘Zenvo ST1’ its much deserved recognition in the region, not only for its mind-blowing performance but also its everyday practicality,” concluded Nasser Al Hai, President, Ultimate Motors.
Designed by Hermann & Brandt, a Danish design consultancy specialized in automotive design and production, the design of the ‘Zenvo ST1’ combines aggressive supercar styling with race car elements. The design of the car has been made from free flowing accelerating lines creating the shape of the wheel arches, the roof line, side line and the lower side air intake. Whilst 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 and the partly integrated rear spoiler, both necessary for high-speed stability.

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