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Zenvo ST1 50S Lands In America This Week

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On: Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 12:02PM | By: Chris Weiss

Zenvo ST1 50S Lands In America This Week

I've been getting pretty fed up with random supercar startups lately. It seems like any disorganized team of motorheads with a computer and half-decent design program can spit out a sports car, throw an outsourced V-8 engine and carbon body panels into it and call it the next great supercar—nevermind the fact that they don't have the capital or wherewithal to actually build it and test its ridiculous performance claims.

The Zenvo ST1 50S reminds me that just because a supercar brand comes from an unlikely place (Denmark) and is new to the market doesn't mean that it's producing formulaic vaporware. The company's ST1 actually breaks away from the derivative masses and offers a mean, powerful and, most importantly, original look. And it boasts some of the hottest performance numbers in the world to boot.

The US will officially welcome this new, near-$2 million supercar on Wednesday.

The American-spec ST1, a special edition that's called the ST1 S50, is actually a little more powerful than its foreign twin brother. In the States, the car's 7.0-liter V-8 engine will cough out 1,250-hp, a sizable leap from the European-spec's already huge 1,104 hp. Max torque is listed at 1,050 lb.-ft.

As you'd expect, all that power and torque are not for naught; the ST1 is capable of a 3-second 0-to-62 mph and a 233 mph top speed. That top speed is electronically limited, so the ST1 is actually even more potent than its spec sheet would have you believe.

If you're in the enviable position of weighing the $1.8 million ST1 against other million-dollar supercars to decide which to buy, the ST1 offers a couple of convincing arguments. First, only 15 will be built by hand, making the ST1 far more exclusive than some supercars—Bugatti made 300 examples of the Veyron 16.4, for example. The car will also come with a complimentary Swiss timepiece, worth $49,000 on its own. Wear the timepiece wherever you go, and your beloved supercar will be with you in spirit at all times.

And if you don't have a chance in hell of owning one, at least you can hope to see one now that the car is officially on its way. Unless you happen to live in a billionaire hotbed, however, your odds aren't that great—only 3 of the 15 ST1s will be sold in the U.S. Each one will come in its own patriotic color: Intense Red, Crystal White, and Mediterranean Blue.



Stephy21 | 9:22AM (Thu, Nov 10, 2011)

This sports car really does seem to have everything, I really like the way it looks its different than other sports i have seen.

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