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Speed Snack: Make Mine a 1,104-Horsepower Danish

By on April 29, 2009 2:29 PM
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Keen to place Denmark on the international supercar map -- and challenge the Bugatti Veyron for the world's most outrageous powertrain stats --Zenvo Automotive is putting the finishing touches on its dramatically styled and stunningly quick ST1. Currently undergoing dynamic testing, the prototype packs a 7.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged V8 that makes 1,104 horsepower and 1,055 lb-ft of torque. Zenvo claims that's enough to take this 3,031-pound mid-engine/rear-drive coupe from 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 233 mph. Whether it reaches either mark will have to wait until summer, when the ST1 is slated to make its formal public debut at Le Mans, presumably in conjunction with the 24 Hours race in June. Assuming all goes well, Zenvo will commence building a very limited production run of 15 ST1s starting later this year.

Beneath the ST1's purposeful carbon-fiber bodywork is a well-finished cabin that exhibits the same kind of street/track sensibilities. Heavily contoured racing seats are wrapped in supple leather which is set off by generous measures of Alcantara and carbon fiber accenting. Beyond a six-speed manual transmission, standard equipment on the in the yet-to-be-priced ST1 includes a heads-up display, dual-zone climate control, navigation system, cruise control and a full range of power assists.

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