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Caparo T1

Caparo T1

Caparo T1

Caparo T1

Year 2006 concept, late 2006 production
Engine 2.4 litre supercharged V8
Transmission 6 speed sequential RWD
Max speed 200 + mph (est)
0-60 mph 2.5 seconds (est)
Horsepower 500 bhp @ 10,500 rpm
weight 465 kg / 1102 lbs

The British supercar which was to be the Freestream T1 became the Caparo T1 after automotive consultancy firm Caparo bought the Freestream T1 project.

The T1 promises F1 handling for the road
The two ex-Mclaren engineers, whose previous projects included the Mclaren F1 and Mercedes Mclaren SLR, and started the T1 project have been kept on as design and engineering directors. So there isn't much difference to the actual car. Other than the name.

The Caparo T1 is an ultra-lightweight super which has a greater power-to-weight ratio than the 1000 bhp Bugatti Veyron, two times greater in fact. The first production Caparo T1 was unveiled at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo (April 20th - 23rd 2006) before an audience of 450 VIP's, including royalty.

The Caparo T1 weighs in under 500kg is a tandem two-seater which is powered by a mid-mounted supercharged V8 developing approximately 500 bhp. This 1000bhp-per-tonne power-to-weight ratio is the Caparo T1's ultimate weapon. A 0-60 run of just 2.5 seconds is expected, and with its race car technology and extensive wind tunnel testing the T1 can generate up to 3G of cornering and braking force.

Similar and related vehicles:
- Hulme F1
- 1996 Ford Indigo concept

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Review by: Mark
I saw the Caparo T1 in Monaco and it's fantastic! A work of art and certainly the best car at the show. I spoke to Sean Butcher and the Caparo director who gave me the heads up on the T1 and it's ability. This thing is going to blow every supercar away. If anyone needs further details just visit their website or give them a call.




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