Caparo T1 – too fast too furious, damn cool

Caparo T1 - 01

This is another of the really cool racing cars for the road. I like this one. The Caparo T1 has 500hp and weighs only 500kg which gives it a phenomenal power to weight ratio. It can reach 160km/h in an amazing (race car like) 5.3secs. More info on the Caparo can be found on Wiki.

This is one exciting machine. http://www.carbodydesign.com/archive/2006/04/17-caparo-t1/

From the official Press Release:

The first Caparo T1 prototype will be unveiled at the Top Marques show in Monaco by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II.

Caparo T1 prototypeThe presentation will be witnessed by Angad Paul chief executive of Caparo plc together with Caparo Vehicle Technologies’ design director Ben Scott-Geddes and engineering director Graham Halstead, the two ex-McLaren engineers whose inspiration helped create the car.

The ultra lightweight T1, which weighs less than 500kg, is a British designed 2-seater which has been developed using aerospace and high formula racing technology. The compact V8 engine develops approximately 500 hp and the resultant 1,000 hp-per-tonne power-to-weight ratio enables the T1 to accelerate form 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and to from 0 to 100 mph in less than 10 seconds making it the world’s fastest accelerating and braking road car.

It is also fast round corners with 3g braking and cornering ability equivalent to a Le Mans Prototype. The T1’s high power-to-weight ratio delivers phenomenal performance on the track. Similarly, the same principles of lightweight design in a car one-third the weight of the average family saloon combined with a normal 15 gallon (70-litre) fuel tank means a range better than the average car of up to 500 miles (800km) on public highways.

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