Road Tests Real world tests of S7 Twin Turbo Competition vs Caparo T1

0-60mph

Top speed

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition

Reasons to consider the
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition

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Faster top speed 248 mph vs 199 mph 49 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 1,000 HP vs 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM Around 75% stronger engine
Way more expensive sticker price $555k vs $345k More than 60% more expensive harder to own
Much bigger engine 6,991 cc vs 3,500 cc Around 2x 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 2,950 lb 2.3x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

S7 Twin Turbo Competition  vs
Caparo T1 
Brand Saleen Caparo
Price 555,000 345,015
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2006 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.95 lb/hp 2.2 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,000 HP 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,991 cc 3,500 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 4.12 in / 4 in 3.66 in / 2.53 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4

road tests

S7 Twin Turbo Competition  vs
Caparo T1 
Top speed 248 mph 199 mph
0-60mph 2.6 s 2.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Limited Slip Differential RWD w/LSD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,950 lb 1,265 lb
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition
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Caparo T1
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