Road Tests Real world tests of Race Car vs Caparo T1

Top speed

Race Car
212 mph
Caparo T1
199 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Way more more powerful engine 865 HP @ 9,000 RPM vs 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM More than 50% stronger engine
More torque 530 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM vs 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM More than 70% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 5,860 cc vs 3,500 cc More than 65% bigger engine
Faster top speed 212 mph vs 199 mph 13 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
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Caparo T1

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Much lighter curb weight 1,265 lb vs 3,200 lb 2.5x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Race Car  vs
Caparo T1 
Brand NASCAR Caparo
Type of car Race car Production car

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.7 lb/hp 2.2 lb/hp
Maximum hp 865 HP @ 9,000 RPM 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM
Maximum torque 530 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM
Steering system Recirculating ball Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,860 cc 3,500 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 4.18 in / 3.25 in 3.66 in / 2.53 in

road tests

Race Car  vs
Caparo T1 
Top speed 212 mph 199 mph

transmission

Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 4 6

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,200 lb 1,265 lb
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