Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs Caparo T1

0-60mph

McLaren P1
2.7 s
Caparo T1
2.5 s

Top speed

McLaren P1
217 mph
Caparo T1
199 mph

0-100mph

McLaren P1
5.5 s
Caparo T1
5.5 s

1/4 mile

McLaren P1
9.8 s
Caparo T1
11 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren P1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren P1

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Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Significantly more torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM Around 2.2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Way more expensive sticker price $1.2M vs $345k More than 3.2x more expensive harder to own
Way more more powerful engine 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM More than 55% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 9.8 s vs 11 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 199 mph 18 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Side view of Caparo T1

Reasons to consider the
Caparo T1

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Significantly lighter curb weight 1,265 lb vs 3,036 lb 2.4x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren P1  vs
Caparo T1 
Brand McLaren Caparo
Price 1,150,000 345,015
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2014 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 2.2 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM
Maximum torque 663 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 3,799 cc 3,500 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 3.66 in / 2.53 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
Caparo T1 
Top speed 217 mph 199 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s 11 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.5 s
0-100mph 5.5 s 5.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD w/LSD
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 1,265 lb
McLaren P1
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Caparo T1
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