The Caparo T1 is a mid-engine, two-seat vehicle with rear-wheel drive. Built by Caparo Vehicle Technologies (founded by Ben Scott-Geddes and Graham Halstead, engineers who worked on the McLaren F1).
The CaparoT1 monocoque is made from carbon fibre with aluminium honeycomb materials, which offer enormous strength and toughness with minimal dead weight, providing the high body rigidity needed for good handling. The rear sub-frame is made of aerospace steel.
The cockpit offers two seats – the passenger seat is placed sideways and slightly offset to the rear. A glass cover protects the pilot and passenger from the weather.
The embarkation and disembarkation process is also reminiscent of a real racing car – there are no doors in the car, so you have to jump on the seat. Both seats are equipped with five-point safety belts.
The T1 is not equipped with comfort enhancing “frills”, such as air conditioning or navigation. But, traction control will be offered.
Caparo T1 specs:
- top speed – 330 km/h
- acceleration to 100 km/h – 2.5 s
- horsepower – 575 hp
- power density – 1046 hp/t
- engine volume – 3494 cm³
- vehicle weight – 550 kg
Caparo T1 engine:
Made especially for the T1, the engine is an ultra-compact 2.4 litre dry-sump V8. The 40-valve engine is supercharged and produces 575 bhp at 10,500rpm! A 6-speed sequential gearbox works in conjunction with the engine.
Caparo T1 0 – 100:
The Caparo accelerates from zero to a hundred in 2.5 seconds
Caparo T1 top speed:
The top speed is 330 kilometres per hour.
Caparo T1 interior:
Caparo T1 Nurburgring lap time:
Caparo T1 price (Caparo T1 for sale):
The car is available from £200,000.