Road Tests Real world tests of Caparo T1 vs Veyron


Caparo T1
2.5 s
2.7 s

Top speed

Caparo T1
199 mph
253 mph


Caparo T1
5.5 s
5.1 s

Top Gear track time

Caparo T1

1/4 mile

Caparo T1
11 s
10.2 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Caparo T1

Reasons to consider the
Caparo T1

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Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:10.60 vs 1:18.30 Around 10% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Much lighter curb weight 1,265 lb vs 4,162 lb 3.3x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Bugatti Veyron

Reasons to consider the
Bugatti Veyron

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Much more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM Around 3x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much more expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $345k More than 4.2x more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 253 mph vs 199 mph 54 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Has an air compressor Quad turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Much more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM More than 70% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 3,500 cc More than 2.2x bigger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 11 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Caparo T1  vs
Brand Caparo Bugatti
Price 345,015 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2007 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.2 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,500 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V8 W16
Air compressor None Quad turbocharger
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.53 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Caparo T1  vs
Top speed 199 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 11 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 2.5 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 5.5 s 5.1 s
Top gear time 1:10.60 1:18.30


Drivetrain RWD w/LSD 4x4
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,265 lb 4,162 lb
Caparo T1
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Bugatti Veyron
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