During the first day of the 2014 Autosport International, the world’s largest motorsport and race car show, two new British sports cars made their public debut. We have the Zenos E10, a track machine made by former Caterham boss Ansar Ali, and we have the Radical RXC Turbo, a Ford-powered mentalist that comes from a long line of super-fast track cars.
The Zenos E10 is a particularly special car, since it combines Caterham’s philosophy of ‘performance through lightness’ with a modern and interesting design. This 650 kg track-focused but road-legal open-top, two-seater sports car features a unique aluminium extrusion ‘backbone’ chassis architecture, and has a 200bhp engine that takes it from 0 to 60 mph in under five seconds. The E10 is priced at £24,995, and rivals cars like the BAC mono, which costs four times as much.
“It’s been a huge day for Zenos Cars,” co-founder Ali said. “As a major event for the UK sports car industry, Autosport International is a great place to make the E10’s presence known. We’re really glad to be here, and hopefully by the end of the four days more people will be familiar with the Zenos brand.
As for the Radical RXC Turbo, it is the meatiest Radical of all time, powered by a 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine from ford with 454bhp. That power combined with the car’s light weight results in an astonishing 0 to 60 time of 2.6 seconds. We can’t wait to see this car hit the Nurburgring and have crack at the ultimate lap record.