By John Calne, 11 Nov 2015
Niche sportscar maker Zenos is planning to put the engine from the Ford Focus RS into its E10 roadster.
Already available with a 2.0-litre Ford unit in a choice of 200 and 250bhp form, the E10 is desiged to work just as well with more powerful engines. While wringing more from the existing 2.0 Ecoboost lump is an option, it’s understood that Zenos is now leaning towards the latest 2.3-litre unit.
Either way, the new E10 will boast 300+bhp and go to the top of a three-strong range in which engine power is the key defining factor. That will mean a 0-62 time of less than 4.0 seconds and a comparable power to weight ratio to cars like the Lotus 3-Eleven and Caterham 620R.
But Zenos is all about affordability, and the new range-topper won’t go crazy on price. The current E10 and E100S cost from £24,995 and £29,995 respectively – so as well as a good power to weight ratio this will have a winning fun-per-pound ratio too.
New British supercar plans to use a Ford Focus RS engine - Get Bucks