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mucus
03-16-2005, 11:15 PM
scanned from a local newspaper (NST Thursday March 17 2005)<p><IMG SRC="http://img208.exs.cx/img208/3923/esnavenere2zm.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>

Naga Royal Guard
03-16-2005, 11:19 PM
this was posted by 'the farm' earlier<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>thefarm</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Malaysia to roll out Esna Venere sports car in 2006<br>By ZURAIMI ABDULLAH<p>March 17 2005<br>ESNA Venere. Thats the name of the indigenous sports car that will put Malaysia among the elite league of nations that produce super cars.<p><br>Little-known Enasports Sdn Bhd plans to roll out the Venere next year with a limited production of 150 units, to be handcrafted from a site in Selangor.<p>Its price should be in the range of RM500,000 to RM800,000, with about 20 bookings having been made to date, said Esmail Naziadin, owner of Esnasports.<p>The full-scale, clay model of the 3-litre supercar was shown to journalists yesterday.<p>Next year is the target set for the first production model to roll of the assembly line. We are planning to take a production prototype to the next Geneva Motor Show in 2006, Esmail told a press conference after the unveiling of the Venere by Tan Sri Basir Ismail in Kuala Lumpur.<p>Plans are also in the pipeline to put the Venere to the test in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race.<p>It may sound unbelievable but the car you see was conceptualised, sketched, modeled and finalised in just five months by a very small group of people, said Enasport spokesman Major (Rtd) Datuk Zainuddin Che Din.<p>While only the engine and transmission unit will be sourced from overseas, all the design and engineering work of the Venere was done here by Malaysians, Zainuddin said.<p>Esmail said the Venere and any future models from Enasports will have a limited production run of 150 units.<p>Six years ago, Esmail began dabbling in the motor business, restoring classic cars. Only five months ago did he start thinking seriously about developing a Malaysian sports car that could take on the worlds best.<p>He found qualified stylist, model makers, engineers, painters and parts manufacturers who were willing to assist his mission.<p>Carbon fibre composite is the main material for the Venere, allowing the car to tip the scales at 1,080kg. The projected top speed is 300km an hour.<p>&lt;http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_News/BTimes/Thursday/Nation/20050317000800/Article/&gt;</TD></TR></TABLE><p>

RGAddison
03-17-2005, 02:27 AM
A wanna be ferrari front, a wanna be MB slr rear, and A wanna be nissan logo, any questions? oh,and wanna be mini cooper rims

blackcipanz
03-17-2005, 04:09 AM
between half a million and rm800 000. what a price. that kind of money will buy you a low end merc s class, mid range merc e-class and various other imported sportscar. converted to pound sterling, that money will buy you a ferrari 360 + bmw 1 series. so how on earth is this new unproven manufacturer going to compete??<p>in local newspaper today, it was said the car features a 3.0 v6, 300-350 bhp. isn't a 300 km/h top speed is a bit on optimistic side?

Top Secret
03-17-2005, 04:14 AM
It says the weight of the vehicle will only just be over a tonne - that's very light, and combined with a fairly powerful engine, it should hammer.<p>It does look good though - looks like an RX-8/Enzo/S2000 hybrid.

Hornbag
03-17-2005, 04:36 AM
I see Enzo, SLR, RX-8 and a bit of Smart Roadster. All great cars, so hopefully, since its looks like great cars, it might be one! Hopefully much better then Proton!

PlatForm
03-17-2005, 05:30 AM
yeah.. the front totally like Enzo wannabe and the bumper look like Lotus new sport car..<br>hope they will use Petronas made engine..<p>btw,Proton announce that they will launch the 1st sport car (based on Lotus 2+2 GT) this end of year.. probably much more cheaper than this Venere...<p><br>Great Job Esna for the first step.. but who wanna spend US$ 130,000 for the company that never built any car before??..<br>US$ 50,000 oklaa..

PlatForm
03-17-2005, 05:37 AM
btw, 3.0 Litre engine but costing nearly US$ 130,000??? crazy..<p>if 6.0 V12 Turbo its okay.. but i guess,if they put the price to compete with big guy,they will face big problem..<p>ESTABLISH THE BRAND FIRST NOT THE PRICE!!

Orestes
03-17-2005, 08:39 PM
its ugly.....and the car is very expensive...i they they should find a new designer...and make a new engine perhaps buy engine from petronas.<br>

Orestes
03-17-2005, 08:49 PM
this is the real piv of the car <IMG SRC="http://www.bharian.com.my/m/BHarian/BHimages/17esna.jpg" BORDER="0"> source: <A HREF="http://www.bharian.com.my/m/BHarian/Thursday/Ekonomi/20050317000213/Article/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bharian.com.my/m/BH...icle/</A><p><br>Spec of Esna Verene: <br>V6 3.0 liter (VVT)supercharger <br>1,080 Kg<br>300bhp to 350bhp <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Max : 300km/h <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>6 speed gear box(auto and manual)<br>150 units for every model<br>cost around 131,576.94 USD to 210,523.11 USD <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>this company really need <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Orestes at 8:11 PM 3/17/2005</i>

bangau
03-31-2005, 06:36 PM
The car has 20 confirmed bookings (half of them came from European countries), which is more than enough as the owner is not in it for the money. It's just his childhood dream thingy.<p>Petronas engine? Hahaha....think German. And that Swiss based F1 company is helping out too. <p>So to be fair, let us see what he can do. He has already proven he can come out with a clay model in 5 months, which is quite fast for somebody very new. He has his own small factory which he bought from some fancy English car company. And local car companies are also shocked to see what he can do in just 5 months. He is using proven designers and engineers, so we shall look and see.<p>And even if he fails, I bet that none of you placed any orders right? So why the fuss?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 10:25 AM 4/1/2005</i>

Redline
04-01-2005, 09:47 AM
While it is impressive that he has gotten it this far. If he does fail, he will have twenty angry customers. The problem is that people are still unsure of this company and they have yet to prove that they are stable. Starting with a car like this just isn't smart.

Toxic
04-01-2005, 09:52 AM
Well,it does look fun to drive.

PlatForm
04-01-2005, 06:39 PM
well,let just see..<p>but im sure he will do it to the end..<br>be'coz he told the media that he will hire a lot of engineers for the car development..

iakovos
04-02-2005, 02:22 PM
Alloys are FIAT Punto Sporting....