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Caparo

  • Caparo T1

    Britain’s Caparo T1 was billed as the ‘closest thing to driving a Formula One car on the road’ when it was first unveiled back in 2006. The car looked just like a formula race car, and its powerplant was a small, high-revving V-8 similar to what was used in F1 at the time. Unfortunately, the extreme nature of the T1 and some very public teething issues meant its maker, Caparo, was always going to face an uphill battle to become a household name. Now, the company has been dealt a major blow. It’s been revealed that Caparo’s parent company, Caparo Group, which is...

  • Teaser for Caparo T1 Evolution
    Caparo T1 Evolution To Cost 1.1 Million Euros: Report

    The ultimate road-going track car, the Caparo T1, is about to spawn an even more potent ‘Evolution’ model, a teaser for which was recently released. Caparo is currently taking orders for its new T1 Evolution but is yet to say when it will be revealed. However, we do have some details on...

  • Teaser for Caparo T1 Evolution
    Caparo Announces New T1 Evolution Road-Going Racer

    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...

  • Caparo T1
    Caparo Signing Up Drivers For New One-Make T1 Racing Series

    The folks over at Caparo are well known for their totally impractical but still mesmerizing F1-car-for-the-road, the T1 supercar. Now the company is offering 32 lucky drivers the opportunity to race these vehicles in a special one-make Caparo T1 racing series. Details are still emerging, but for...

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    Caparo Unveils More Powerful T1 Race Extreme And New Climate Option

    Though it's been involved in a fiery incident with a Fifth Gear host, scared the wits out of Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson, and is generally completely impractical, the 575hp (429kW) Caparo T1 still exudes a sort of animal magnetism not many cars can lay claim to. Its close cockpit and semi-open-wheel...

  • Caparo to debut at 24 hours of Le Mans
    Caparo To Debut At 24 Hours Of Le Mans

    Caparo is set to make its first ever appearance at the 24 hours of Le Mans this year, after signing a partnering agreement with the Barazi Epsilon team. The team will be competing in the LMP2 category and will provide Caparo with the opportunity to develop lightweight structures and components to...

  • More details on Caparo’s F1 car for the road

    Safety systems and materials developed for Formula One make the Caparo T1 one of the world’s safest vehicles on the road. Already dubbed the world’s fastest ever track-biased production car, the T1 features a carbon composite tub and an energy-absorbing carbon nosecone for improved driver protection. Even though it weighs in at just 570kg (1,257lbs) depending on specification, the high speeds it’s capable of mean conventional road car safety systems can’t cope with the levels of kinetic energy experienced during a crash. To solve this, engineers incorporated many of...

  • Fifth Gear presenter injured in Caparo T1 fire
    Fifth Gear Presenter Injured In Caparo T1 Fire: Video

    The Caparo T1 supercar is in the final rounds of its testing phase but it appears developers still have some major bugs to iron out. While driving one of the final prototypes, British Touring Car Championship driver and Fifth Gear presenter Jason Plato was hurt when the car’s engine burst...

  • Final specs for Caparo’s new T1 supercar
    Final Specs For Caparo’s New T1 Supercar

    Developers of the high performance two-seater Caparo T1 are putting the final touches on a near production ready prototype, with the car set to make its debut at this month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in full production trim. The first customer cars are already being readied for the start of...

  • Caparo T1 gets engine upgrade
    Caparo T1 Gets Engine Upgrade

    Everyone’s favorite F1-style road car, the Caparo T1, is getting an engine upgrade before it’s even released. The bespoke lightweight, all aluminium V8 has a higher capacity of 3.5 litres and is now normally aspirated. The Caparo designed engine uses the latest in F1 derived technology...

  • US debut for Caparo T1 at SEMA
    U.S. Debut For Caparo T1 At SEMA

    Caparo will be showcasing its T1 supercar for the first time in the US at this week’s SEMA Auto Show. The US is probably going to be the T1’s largest market and according to Caparo Vehicle Products chief executive Richard Butler, “the US already offers the world’s largest...

  • Caparo builds first T1 prototypes
    Caparo Builds First T1 Prototypes

    The uniquely designed Caparo T1 is now in prototype form and is already out conducting real world testing. The first prototype vehicle labelled “XP1” is being used to undergo speed trials plus determine engine mapping as well as measuring long-term durability. Another prototype, which...

  • Caparo T1

    In a move that will ensure the success of vehicle composite manufacturer Caparo, Gordon Murray, the man behind the famous McLaren F1 car, has been appointed director of advanced concepts at Caparo Vehicle Products. Not only will the company attempt to make lightweight vehicles more common, but in a spin-off effect, will make cars more fuel efficient as well. Caparo, with the help of Murray, an expert in lightweight composites, will aid car manufacturers design and implement individual components as well as complete vehicle systems. They wish to be the first firm to make composites affordable...

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