Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren F1 vs Caparo T1


McLaren F1
3.2 s
Caparo T1
2.5 s

Top speed

McLaren F1
242 mph
Caparo T1
199 mph


McLaren F1
6.3 s
Caparo T1
5.5 s

1/4 mile

McLaren F1
11.1 s
Caparo T1
11 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren F1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren F1

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Faster top speed 242 mph vs 199 mph 43 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more expensive sticker price $970k vs $345k More than 2.8x more expensive harder to own
More torque 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM More than 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 6,064 cc vs 3,500 cc Around 75% bigger engine
Slightly more powerful engine 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM Around 10% stronger engine
Side view of Caparo T1

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Caparo T1

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Significantly lighter curb weight 1,265 lb vs 2,513 lb Around 50% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs


McLaren F1  vs
Caparo T1 
Brand McLaren Caparo
Price 970,000 345,015
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1992-1998 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.01 lb/hp 2.2 lb/hp
Maximum hp 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM
Maximum torque 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,064 cc 3,500 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None None
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.66 in / 2.53 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

McLaren F1  vs
Caparo T1 
Top speed 242 mph 199 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s 11 s
0-60mph 3.2 s 2.5 s
0-100mph 6.3 s 5.5 s


Drivetrain 2WD RWD w/LSD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,513 lb 1,265 lb
McLaren F1
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Caparo T1
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