Zenos goes into Administration

Zenos, the Norfolk-based manufacturer that produced open-top sports cars, has gone into administration.

Zenos boss Mark Edwards said: “It is with great disappointment that the board has had to take this step. We still believe that our products offer unrivalled, affordable fun and we have already made very good progress in developing the next product in our strategy.”

Zenos was started in 2012 by ex-Caterham and Lotus employees Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards, Ali parted ways with the company in the summer of 2015. Zenos aimed to rival the likes of Lotus, Caterham and Ariel.

The latest series of Top Gear featured its E10S model being driven by host Chris Evans who described it as “Darth Vader’s weekend wheels”.

Begbies Traynor (London) LLP will act as administrators. A spokesperson from the firm said: “We are currently open to speaking with parties interested in securing a future for the business and would request that any enquiries are made directly with our London office”.