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Despite a number of setbacks, including a fiery incident during a Fifth Gear shoot, the developers of the Caparo T1 (pictured below) haven’t given up on their ‘Formula One car for the road’ project. A handful of the cars have been sold and now a new version is coming, the T1 Evolution.
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As the name suggests, the latest model from Caparo is an updated version of the T1. The car boasts a more powerful engine, improved safety and a few amenities designed to make it a more forgiving car than its predecessor.
The biggest change will be in the area of aerodynamics, with Caparo promising an updated look that is ultra-modern and more aerodynamic. This will be in addition to some extensive mechanical updates, the highlight of which is a bespoke powertrain boasting a 700-horsepower output. The previous T1 had a 3.5-liter V-8 good for 575 horsepower.
In order to tame the beast of an engine, the T1 Evolution also gets an updated chassis with a suspension configuration set up for increased stiffness and performance. The car also features a number of driver aids including ABS and traction and stability control to ensure it meets all necessary safety criteria to be street legal.
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In the cabin, Caparo says the T1 Evolution benefits from improved driver comfort compared to the previous T1. A new interface plus telemetry and communications systems have also been fitted. These will link up with a new ‘Virtual Engineer’ package designed to enhance track days.
Interestingly, Caparo is also promising a range of extras such as components made from precious metals.
The order books for the T1 Evolution are now open but Caparo is yet to announce when deliveries will commence.
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