Haute Event: Emporio Motor Group and Melissa Gorga Show Off The $1.8 Million Zenvo

The Zenvo ST-1 50s, one of the most exclusive  and expensive cars cars in the world was on display Wednesday night at the swanky restaurant The Liberty House in Jersey City. The $1.8 million sports car was shown off at a special cocktail reception hosted by Melissa Gorga of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey which featured a special performance by singer Jullian James singing his single “My Sweet Radio.”

PHOTO: Melissa Gorga

The three models in the U.S. will be sold exclusively by president Bobby Khan of Emporio Motor Group, located at 911 Montgomery St. in Jersey City.

PHOTO: Joe Gorga

“The Tonight Show” host Jay Leno holds the distinction of being the first celebrity to test drive the car. He took it for a spin last week in the Mojave Desert.

PHOTO: Emporio Motor Group President Bobby Khan

Research and development for the Zenvo prototype began in 2004. Production of the first model, the ST1, started in 2009. The $1.8 million machine features keyless entry, satellite navigation, power telescoping steering wheel and leather racing seats that are adjusted electronically. Tests by The Motor Report returned a top speed of 233 mph and, according to Kahn, the supercar accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.

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