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Segment: Exotic

In the mid-80s, the European aftermarket industry was blooming.

New tuners and aftermarket specialists started to work along big names in the automotive industry. Some of them became famous and carried on with their products, and some others failed.

Hans Albert-Zender started his business in the '70s, with the idea that a car component can be crafted beautifully, to enhance the driver's image. In 1974 he started to work with Ford and Volkswagen for various parts and design studies. Fast-forward to 1999 and a sporty, 2-door coupe was shown by the Zender tuning company. It was a small sport car with two seats and a look that could have entered production.

The mid-engine was the 2.8-liter VR6 gasoline unit from Volkswagen. It was mated to a 5-speed manual, sending the power exclusively to the rear wheels. Even though the car never entered production, it was a cue for what a big carmaker could have made. That said, neither Volkswagen or Audi took the prototype to make a series production vehicle. The Audi TT was already close to production series at the time and Volkswagen didn't have any sporty project in plan.

The car was quick. With 174 hp it could reach 100 kph (62 mph) from standing still in 5.7 seconds and then reach a top speed of 237 kph (147 mph), but it never went into production.

ZENDER Escape 6 2000 2 Photos
ZENDER Escape 6 (2000)ZENDER Escape 6 (2000)
ZENDER Escape 6 2000
  1 gasoline engine
  • 2.8L V6 5MT (172 HP)

ZENDER Escape 6 2.8L V6 5MT (172 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.8L V6 5MT (172 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2792 cm3
Power
126.5 KW @ 5800 RPM
172 HP @ 5800 RPM
170 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
173 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
235 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System
Multi-point Fuel Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
147 mph (237 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5 Speed Manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
150 in (3810 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
50 in (1270 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1870 lbs (848 kg)
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