Road Tests Real world tests of MP4-12C vs Caparo T1

Top speed

MP4-12C
204 mph
Caparo T1
199 mph

1/4 mile

MP4-12C
10.9 s
Caparo T1
11 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of McLaren 50 MP4-12C

Reasons to consider the
McLaren 50 MP4-12C

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More torque 442 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM vs 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM More than 40% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Side view of Caparo T1

Reasons to consider the
Caparo T1

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Much lighter curb weight 1,265 lb vs 3,162 lb 2.5x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Slightly more expensive sticker price $345k vs $300k 15% more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

MP4-12C  vs
Caparo T1 
Brand McLaren 50 Caparo
Price 299,880 345,015
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.27 lb/hp 2.2 lb/hp
Maximum hp 600 HP @ 7,000 RPM 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM

engine

Displacement 3,799 cc 3,500 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 2.8 in 3.66 in / 2.53 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

MP4-12C  vs
Caparo T1 
Top speed 204 mph 199 mph
1/4 mile 10.9 s 11 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/LSD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,162 lb 1,265 lb
McLaren 50 MP4-12C
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Caparo T1
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