Road Tests Real world tests of Venom GT vs Caparo T1


Venom GT
2.5 s
Caparo T1
2.5 s

Top speed

Venom GT
270 mph
Caparo T1
199 mph


Venom GT
5.3 s
Caparo T1
5.5 s

1/4 mile

Venom GT
9.95 s
Caparo T1
11 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

Reasons to consider the
Hennessey Venom GT

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Faster top speed 270 mph vs 199 mph 71 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM More than 2x stronger engine
Much more torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM vs 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM Around 2.8x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Way more expensive sticker price $950k vs $345k More than 2.8x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 9.95 s vs 11 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Much bigger engine 6,205 cc vs 3,500 cc More than 75% bigger engine
Side view of Caparo T1

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Caparo T1

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Significantly lighter curb weight 1,265 lb vs 2,743 lb 2.2x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Venom GT  vs
Caparo T1 
Brand Hennessey Caparo
Price 950,000 345,015
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.29 lb/hp 2.2 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM
Maximum torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,205 cc 3,500 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Bore/stroke 4.1 in / 3.6 in 3.66 in / 2.53 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4

road tests

Venom GT  vs
Caparo T1 
Top speed 270 mph 199 mph
1/4 mile 9.95 s 11 s
0-60mph 2.5 s 2.5 s
0-100mph 5.3 s 5.5 s


Drivetrain RWD RWD w/LSD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,743 lb 1,265 lb
Hennessey Venom GT
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Caparo T1
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