2009 Caparo T1 Race Extreme

The Caparo T1 is a road legal Formula 1 car, designed by the same engineers that built the legendary McLaren F1. The T1 offers the experience of an open wheel racecar with the ability to carry two occupants. The UK based company has just released an even more potent version, the Caparo T1 Race Extreme; the greatest track toy in the world.

Caparo T1 Race Extreme

The vehicle is powered by an all aluminum dry sump V8 (very racy) that produces 620 HP at 10,500 RPM and is shifted with a six speed sequential transmission. The vehicle’s lightweight F1 inspired monocoque weighs in at only 550 Kg, this gives the T1 outstanding acceleration and handling. The vehicle can sprint to 60 MPH (100 km/h) in only 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 208 MPH (334 km/h) and will pull 3.5 G’s while cornering.

Combined with the endless amount of adjustability in the ECU and the suspension, the Caparo T1 Race Extreme owners will never get bored of their newest big boy toy.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Caparo T1, the fastest performance supercar from Caparo Vehicle Technologies, is now available in its new Race Extreme version. The vehicle, aimed specifically at the high end of the track day market, boasts the car’s utmost race specification and is set to deliver the ultimate driving experience.

Inspired in its design and performance by Formula One, the Caparo T1 has a distinctive pedigree which has once again been enhanced by the introduction of the new Race Extreme specification. The high end Race Extreme version of the car is now available with an evolved all aluminium, normally aspirated, fuel injected Caparo V8 engine which has been upgraded to deliver 620 bhp at 10,500 rpm. Some of the phenomenal key performance characteristics of the Caparo T1 Race Extreme are as follows:

  • 0-62 mph 2.8 sec
  • 0-100 mph 5.8 sec
  • Top speed 208 mph
  • G loads braking > 4 g
  • G loads cornering > 3.5 g
  • Dry weight 550 kgs

The specification also includes: fully adjustable suspension and aerodynamic packs, ultra light 6 pot front and 4 pot rear monoblock billet machined aluminium callipers complete with titanium pistons, and 355mm x 35mm ceramic discs and pads set up. In addition, the car’s upgraded electronic package contains a fully tuneable ECU which ensures maximum performance from the engine and the six speed sequential gear box. The above features together with the fully adjustable traction control of the Caparo T1 Race Extreme combine to provide the absolute track experience.

Caparo T1 Race Extreme

2 comments:

I think its tiny figure helps it gain more speed as I expect it to also be light-weight.

I wish someone made a car as light as this and with race car looks, but for everyday use. With a 2-liter turbocharged engine. With a closed pit and some luggage space. And it would need to be pretty cheap. Do they make cars like that? smiley

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