On a cold, damp Monday morning in December at Brands Hatch the Zenos E10 prototype, designed by one of the UKs leading car design studios Drive, is sitting in the pit garage. I am talking with Ansar Ali one of the founders of Zenos Cars. As always he is in good humour and as we discuss the car he scans the invited guests to make sure they are being looked after by his team.
We have looked forward to this moment ever since we were approached by Ansar and Mark Edwards with their vision and business plan for a new lightweight sports car that required both a visual and physical identity to establish the brand. For me, this was an exciting challenge and a project that all at Drive believed in.
So as I pulled on my crash helmet and slide in to the cockpit of the E10 prototype, it was a chance to celebrate all the work, effort and dedication of everyone involved with Zenos, with particular pride in Drive’s team who approached the project with their usual commitment and passion.
As I drove the car around the local roads all I was thinking was ‘don’t get caught speeding’ …. So all I can tell you is that it handles great and they didn’t catch me!