Former Caterham boss Ansar Ali has launched his own car at the Autosport Show (above). Called the Zenos E10, it is an ultra-lightweight open two-seat sports car powered by a 200bhp Ford engine, available for sale in a range of specifications at prices starting from £24,995. The first 75 cars will be special launch editions with a six-speed gearbox, quick-release limited-slip differential, four-point harnesses and a track day wheel and tyre package, all for £28,995.
The car is built up around an aluminium backbone to which a cockpit of recyclable carbon fibre is fitted, along with a steel side impact and rollover frame. Weighing just 650kg, the car is good for 0-60mph in less than 4.5sec. Production will start at a facility in Norfolk towards the end of the year, with first deliveries scheduled for early 2015. Other versions are planned, with weather equipment and perhaps a more powerful motor, including a road-orientated soft top roadster called E11 and a coupé called E12, both to go on sale within five years.