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Danish Fury: Zenvo ST1 Heads to the States For $1.2 Million

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On: Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 4:53PM | By: Chris Weiss

Danish Fury: Zenvo ST1 Heads to the States For $1.2 Million

The world really needs more million-dollar supercars, don't you think? Sure, most of us will never get the chance to even see one out on the streets, let alone drive one, but it's just nice to know that such exotics are there should we ever have a flash of world-changing brilliance or run of lottery-winning luck. Announced last year, the Zenvo ST1 is an impressive-looking Danish supercar with over 1,000 horses. The company announced that a percentage of the 15 models that it plans to build will be headed to North America at a price over one million dollars.

The official U.S. price tag of the ST-1 is $1,225,000. That massive investment will buy drivers 1,104 horses worth of supercharged, turbocharged 7.0-liter V8 engine. That extra-charged engine puts out 1055 lb-ft of torque. It's capable of hitting 62 mph in 3 seconds flat and a top speed at a very supercar-ranking 233 mph. Believe it or not, that top speed is electronically limited. As interesting as its sheer power and speed is the fact that the V8 engine is a Bio Flex engine that can be pumped full of both gasoline and E85 bioethanol. So you can save a few bucks when road-tripping with your million-dollar supercar.

Part of the reason it's so pricy is that each of the 15 examples is hand-built. Distribution of the car will be picked up by Red Sea Distribution, an exotic car distribution firm that also deals in such rare models as Gumpert Apollos and Dartz Kombat armored SUVs. The firm is working on setting up a dealer network servicing both the east and west U.S., likely around such cities as New York and LA/San Francisco.

Red Sea said in a statement: "We are very proud to be appointed the official US distributor for ZENVO, as a specialist niche market distributor we offer a service to the exotic dealer that has never been seen in the US before. We look forward to appointing new dealers and giving them the status of new car dealer for the ZENVO brand."

Zenvo debuted the ST1 at Le Mans in June of 2009. The car's muscular, angular look with triple eyeballs was received well among showgoers, according to the company.

In February of this year, Top Gear magazine described the car during a hands-on testing: "For what is effectively a small start-up, this is a seriously professional bit of work, the best since the Pagani first exploded onto the scene in 2003," the tester opined. "This isn’t just a quick car, it’s a bloody time machine."

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