Zenvo ST1

S stands for Supercharger, T for Turbo, and 1 for model number one. This is the Danish supercar, Zenvo ST1.

Zenvo ST1 Photo by Zenvo Automotive

A/S Zenvo Automotive is the company behind the first-ever build Danish supercar. The company is located in Denmark 45 minute drive from the capital Copenhagen in a town called Praesto (Præstø in Danish). Zenvo Automotive was founded with only one goal in mind - to produce unique hand-built supercars. The research and development for the first prototype started in 2004.

The prototype was completed and presented for a public audience for the first time at Le Mans 24 hour race. Zenvo Automotive, later on, started series production of the car, named the Zenvo ST1. It was to be a limited edition with only 15 cars to be built.

Whenever possible they use local suppliers and they work closely with their business partners, enabling them to not only source the best components but influence the development process to achieve top performance and great design solutions for the Zenvo.

Zenvo ST1
The first supercar coming from Zenvo Automotive is called Zenvo ST1. S stands for Supercharger, T for Turbo, and 1 for model number one. For the engineers and designers within Zenvo Automotive, a clear list of criteria was made to ensure the car would not only be a track worthy supercar but a car that would be suitable for everyday use. The ST1 even though so powerful, is very drivable. It retains the unique feeling of driving a hand-built supercar while still delivering the needs of modern motoring and safety. The car is 100% built-in Denmark. From its impressive list of mechanical specifications to its striking pose the Zenvo ST1 is the result of clever Danish design. All these features are blended together to form a vehicle that demands attention but remains purposeful and practical. The frame is a steel space frame and the body is in carbon.

The car is 100% Danish design. Denmark has always been known around the world for its cutting edge design and for the first time "Danish Design" has been applied to a Supercar! The design of the Zenvo ST1 is made from free-flowing accelerating lines creating the shapes of the wheel arches, the rooflines, sideline, and the lower side air intake. The sharp lines are connected by muscular organic surfacing creating dramatic reflections. The front is designed around the hexagonal trademark Zenvo grille flanked by the large front air intakes used for brake cooling and housing the front light.

The theme of the front is repeated in the rear which is designed around the big diffuser necessary for high-speed stability and downforce. As on the front, the center volume is flanked by large air exits extracting hot engine air as well as housing the exhausts and rear lights. The rear spoiler, mandatory for a car capable of extremely high speeds, is partly integrated. It has a unique aerodynamic design following the raked shape of the rear end.

Comfort & Luxury
The Zenvo ST1 is equipped with all modern facilities which make the car usable for everyday use. The A/C makes sure that the cabin always has the right temperature and the build-in navigation makes sure that you always arrive on time. The 7½" screen makes you able to see DVD and is also connected to a rearview camera to make reversing easy. The audio system also allows you to hear music from either your I-Pod, MP3 player, CDs, or Radio.

The racing seats are both electrical adjustable and so is the steering wheel. The start-up of the Zenvo is easy due to the key-less go. Simply just push the "start engine" button. When driving the head-up display gives you perfect and safe access to driving information. 2 build-in airbags for extra protection and safety. When just cruising simply just use the cruise control. When leaving the car it automatically locks.

Engine & Power
The impressive power is supplied by a 7-liter V8 engine and yes, this is the first-ever supercar combining the benefits from both a supercharger and turbo. This combination delivers all the power in one straight line. This makes the car very drivable and has the character of a normally aspirated engine but much more powerful. The engine is a Bio Flex engine. It can run on normal unleaded 98 (RON) or on Biofuel (E85) or both combined.

The car is standard delivered with a manual 6-speed gearbox which is specially developed to handle the enormous torque and power. We are also offering the option of delivering the car with a paddle-shift solution.

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