Sad to hear that Zenos Cars has gone into administration although at the time of writing it was hoped that a saviour could be found to enable the Norfolk manufacturer to continue trading.

Their problems have been attributed to a recent downturn in trade with a cancelled overseas order not doing them any favours.

Co-founded by Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards, both ex-Caterham Cars, Zenos debuted their E10 model at Autosport International in January 2014, with Ford 2-litre GDI power, although that was soon joined by an EcoBoost version.

When Ali left – although he remained a shareholder, Edwards was in sole charge and the company had recently taken its 100th E10 order. Having driven both examples both on track at Brands Hatch and on the public highway, I’d definitely say that the E10 is an impressive sportscar – although not available in kit form – and I hope that a resolution can be found to enable the company’s twenty staff can continue to build E10s…

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