Caparo T1 

  • $345k built in England
  • 2007
  • 575 HP 3.5L
  • 199 mph
Overall, the 190 000 GBP price tag underlines the company's ability to design and build an exclusive car at a relatively low price despite its ultra high performance.
In terms of sheer vehicle performance, their vision for the T1 is an ultra-lightweight car capable of reaching 100mph in five seconds, with a top speed exceeding 200mph depending on the adjustable aerodynamic set-up which will offer enough downforce to corner at more than 3gs, the same as a Le Mans prototype!

Road Tests Real world tests of the Caparo T1


Caparo T1
2.5 s
Elise GT1
3.8 s

Top speed

Caparo T1
199 mph
McLaren F1
242 mph
BAC Mono
169 mph


Caparo T1
5.5 s
BAC Mono
6.7 s

Top Gear track time

Caparo T1
Atom V8 500

1/4 mile

Caparo T1
11 s
9.72 s
McLaren P1
9.8 s

Data points Key details of the Caparo T1


Caparo T1
McLaren P1


Caparo T1
575 HP
950 HP
McLaren P1
903 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

In The News From around the web


Caparo T1
Releasing full details of the cars specification during the final stages of prototype testing and development, the company has revealed that while customer cars are being readied for start of production, preparations are also well in hand for the T1s first public appearance as a running car and star attraction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 22-24 June 2007 which effectively becomes the vehicles launch date.
As the world's first road car to exceed 1 000bhp per tonne, the Caparo T1 will surely grab attention.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Caparo
Price $345,015
Type of car Production car
Year 2007

power & handling

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


Displacement 3,500 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.53 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 199 mph
1/4 mile 11 s
0-60mph 2.5 s
0-100mph 5.5 s
Top gear time 1:10.60


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

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,265 lb
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