Road Tests Real world tests of Ultima GTR vs Caparo T1

0-60mph

Ultima GTR
3.3 s
Caparo T1
2.5 s

Top speed

Ultima GTR
234 mph
Caparo T1
199 mph

0-100mph

Ultima GTR
5.5 s
Caparo T1
5.5 s

Top Gear track time

Ultima GTR
1:12.80
Caparo T1
1:10.60

1/4 mile

Ultima GTR
10.5 s
Caparo T1
11 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Ultima GTR

Reasons to consider the
Ultima GTR

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Faster top speed 234 mph vs 199 mph 35 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much bigger engine 6,400 cc vs 3,500 cc Around 85% bigger engine
More powerful engine 710 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM Around 25% stronger engine
More torque 429 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM vs 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM Around 40% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster in the quarter mile 10.5 s vs 11 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Side view of Caparo T1

Reasons to consider the
Caparo T1

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Way more expensive sticker price $345k vs $150k More than 2.2x more expensive harder to own
Faster to 60mph 2.5 s vs 3.3 s Around 25% faster to 60mph
Lighter curb weight 1,265 lb vs 2,310 lb More than 45% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:10.60 vs 1:12.80 Around 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ultima GTR  vs
Caparo T1 
Brand Ultima Caparo
Price 150,000 345,015
Year 2000 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.25 lb/hp 2.2 lb/hp
Maximum hp 710 HP @ 5,600 RPM 575 HP @ 10,500 RPM
Maximum torque 429 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM 311 ft-lb @ 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,400 cc 3,500 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.9 in / 3.62 in 3.66 in / 2.53 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4

road tests

Ultima GTR  vs
Caparo T1 
Top speed 234 mph 199 mph
1/4 mile 10.5 s 11 s
0-60mph 3.3 s 2.5 s
0-100mph 5.5 s 5.5 s
Top gear time 1:12.80 1:10.60

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD RWD w/LSD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,310 lb 1,265 lb
Ultima GTR
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Caparo T1
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