Road Tests Real world tests of Apollo vs Caparo T1

0-60mph

Apollo Sport
3.28 s
Caparo T1
2.5 s

Top speed

Apollo Sport
224 mph
Caparo T1
199 mph

0-100mph

Apollo Sport
9.76 s
Caparo T1
5.5 s

Top Gear track time

Apollo Sport
1:17.10
Caparo T1
1:10.60

1/4 mile

Apollo Sport
12.7 s
Caparo T1
11 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Gumpert Apollo

Reasons to consider the
Gumpert Apollo Sport

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Much more torque 648 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM More than 2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 224 mph vs 199 mph 25 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 691 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM More than 20% stronger engine
Bigger engine 4,200 cc vs 3,500 cc 20% bigger engine
Side view of Caparo T1

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Caparo T1

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 11 s vs 12.7 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 100mph 5.5 s vs 9.76 s Around 45% faster to 100mph
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:10.60 vs 1:17.10 Around 10% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Significantly lighter curb weight 1,265 lb vs 2,640 lb 2.1x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Apollo  vs
Caparo T1 
Brand Gumpert Caparo
Price 344,200 345,015
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.82 lb/hp 2.2 lb/hp
Maximum hp 691 HP @ 6,300 RPM 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM
Maximum torque 648 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,200 cc 3,500 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 3.33 in 3.66 in / 2.53 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 5 4

road tests

Apollo  vs
Caparo T1 
Top speed 224 mph 199 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 11 s
0-60mph 3.28 s 2.5 s
0-100mph 9.76 s 5.5 s
Top gear time 1:17.10 1:10.60

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Torsen LSD, Adj ASR RWD w/LSD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,640 lb 1,265 lb
Gumpert Apollo Sport
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Caparo T1
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