500 horsepower compact V8, 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, capable of 3g cornering, 500-mile range on highway, weighs less than 1,100 lbs, and first-claimed 1,000bhp-per-tonne road car- ok , sorry about that, I was just checkin’ out the amazin’ features of my new favorite road playa’- the Caparo T1. Sounds familiar? Well, it is the F1 turned street-legal super car with the help of the ex-McLaren F1 engineers. It was one of the special production models which has been unveiled at the Top Marques show in Monaco by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II.” Yup, royalty to royalty. The aforementioned features are just some of the reasons why it was so special.



The Caparo T1 was actually a new uncompromised and unconstrained sports vehicle. It provides new boundaries in performance, driver experience and enjoyment. This ride has an unrivalled, amazing high speed dynamic performance envelope. It is a type of road going two-seater sports car that uses aerospace as well as high formula which is composite to the latest racing technologies as it delivers a different kind of safety features. Plus, it is extremely lightweight and is capable of true aerodynamic high speed performance. But, you can’t carry it in your hands, just a reminder (lol). It sets a new milestone in the world of super car performance.



“Everything pointed to a demand for a new kind of supercar – something that was light, agile, quick and could stand the pace” – is where the Caparo T1 was inspired. It was crafted and formed from a pure engineering base as well as designed by a team that played a cardinal role in the arena of design as well as development of some the worlds’ fastest and prestigious cars. The skills of its maker lie in manufacturing the world’s best sports – and racing automobiles. They have embraced and applied the revolutionary design techniques as well as the innovations to the T1 in order to create an ultimate track day experience. Its 3g cornering feature was developed by the diffusers in order to generate almost all its downforce which come from the air flow right under the vehicle. It’s front and rear wings are actually adjustable to tune the Caparo T1’s balance.



Here are the complete features of this vehicle. The Caparo T1 delivers an advanced technology composite, ultra high performance, fully tuneable, 2-seater –rear mid engine ride. If you check out on its chassis it includes a two0seater carbon/aluminum honeycomb monocoque, a separate front composite crash structure, and a rear tubular aerospace grade steel spaceframe. Let’s see the gearbox- well, it has a Magnesium/carbon 6 speed equential gearbox, Paddle shift gear change control, Limited slip differential, Equal length hollow tripode driveshafts, Various gear and final drive ratios available. Why it has a good Aerodynamic abilities- it has a Front cockpit roadaero screen, other options, available for track use – TBA, Ground effect diffuser, Adjustable front twin element wing and an Adjustable rear single element wing. Plus it has a Streamline double wishbone front and rear, Tuneable front and rear anti-roll bar and Five-way adjustable race dampers. Its suspension feautres Streamline double wishbone front and rear, Tuneable front and rear anti-roll bar, Five-way adjustable race dampers, Fully floating discs, Front 6 pot billet machined race calipers, Rear 4 pot billet machined race calipers, Fully adjustable brake bias pedal box and a Pad compound options available. So how about the electronics? Well, Caparo T1 features a fully tuneable engine ECU, Bespoke wiring aerospace grade loom, Multi-function race dash including data logging, Speed sensors for traction and launch control and Fly-by-wire throttle for optimum tuning. Whew! This car really makes me sweat. It fits an adventurist personality like me. lol S, as I always do, I’ll add it on my list as one of my top cars.





~ by khia0486 on May 7, 2008.

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