Britain’s ongoing and recent love affair with lightweight track ready sports cars appears to be going full steam ahead with the newest unveiling from Zenos that brings more power and even more amounts of race ready technology into an already formidable track weapon that has certainly made a splash since its initial debut.
Known formally as the E10 R, Zenos claims that this new model is the fastest and most thrilling model to date which should please E10 buyers that crave a bit more performance in their E10 purchase. The R retains the basic E10 styling formula, but features an all new Ford derived 2.3 liter EcoBoost four cylinder engine that delivers 350 horsepower and an equally balanced 350 lb-ft of torque. Not only is this horsepower figure on par with the recently unveiled Ford Focus RS hatchback, but allows the E10 R to blitz its way to 60 mph in a swift 3.0 seconds flat, before topping out at a governed 155 mph.
The lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber components of its structure are largely carried over from other E10 models, but the R incorporates new Bilstein adjustable dampers as well as stronger brakes that feature an all new rotor and caliper design to help improve braking performance. 16 and 17 inch wheels are also a part of the package and help cleave 22 lbs of unsprung weight from the car’s flanks. This helps the car check in at an impressive 1,543 lbs which represents a 55 lb weight loss over the E10 S. Buyers that feel the R needs a little more spice can opt for a quick release steering wheel, carbon fiber racing seats, and six point harnesses to help keep occupants planted during spirited track day work.
Unlike other track day cars that often charge a premium for their levels of fun, the E10 R still remains somewhat affordable with the base model starting at £39,000 ($59,247). It is currently unknown if Zenos will perhaps offer this particular model to prospective buyers here in the U.S. but if they do, it will still face some tough competition from rivals such as the Morgan 3-Wheeler, Caterham Seven, as well as Rezvani and their Beast model lineup. In the meantime, U.S. buyers can preview the 2.3 liter EB engine in the Focus RS, and also check out this video of the E10 R in action below.