domingo, marzo 25, 2012

Caparo T1 un fòrmula 1 en la calle

Caparo T1 car review - Top Gear - BBC

Jeremy gets behind the wheel of the insanely fast Caparo T1. With its advanced carbon fibre construction, the Caparo has twice the power-to-weight ratio of the Bugatti Veyron. Can it dislodge the Koenigsegg's off the top of the power lap board? Jeremy wisely lets the Stig find out! Go to to see a full list of all high quality videos available on the Top Gear YouTube channel and don't forget to visit for all the latest news and car reviews.

An Engineer’s dream realised without compromise

Developed by engineers that helped deliver the iconic McLaren F1, the Caparo T1 is a new uncompromised and unconstrained sports car that sets new boundaries in performance, driver experience and enjoyment. The Caparo T1 has an unrivalled, extremely high speed dynamic performance envelope.

The Caparo T1 is a track day and road going 2 seater sports car using aerospace and high formula composite racing technologies w

Maximum Speed: >322kmh (200mph),(Low downforce setup)

0-160-km/h (0-100mph): <5 seconds

0-96km/h (0-60mph): <2.5 seconds ,(depending on tyre setup)

Lateral acceleration: Up to 3g+

Braking deceleration: Up to 3g+


• Advanced technology composites

• Ultra high performance

• Fully tuneable

• 2 seater

• Rear mid-engined


• 2 seater carbon/aluminium   honycomb monocoque

• Separate front composite   crash structure

• Rear tubular aerospace


• Magnesium/carbon 6 speed  sequential gearbox

• Paddle shift gear  change control

• Limited slip differential

• Equal length hollow

motor 3,5l,465 kgs, 570 cv ,270.000 €

The Caparo T1’s ground-breaking performance is due in equal measure to its design and its incredible power to weight ratio. It’s achieved by an ultra lightweight carbon and aluminium honeycomb. monocoque, extensive use of carbon fibre for structural components,and the highest spec race equipment, making the all-up dry weight only 550kg.

The other half of the equation is the engine. A normally aspirated 3.5l Menard V8, remapped for an optimum power curve for the Caparo T1 and limited to 10,500rpm, generates 575bhp. The Caparo T1’s power to weight ratio is over 1000bhp per tonne. To put into this perspective,the Bugatti Veyron delivers 520bhp per tonne and the McLaren F1 550bhp per tonne.

The Audi R10 that won Le Mans in 2006 developed 695bhp per tonne.That’s a big difference on paper. An even bigger difference in practice where the Caparo T1’s power pushes it to 60mph in under 2.5 seconds,from 0 – 100 in 5 seconds, a top speed in excess of 200mph with an agility that makes it the quickest thing point to point ever to wear a number plate.


Advanced carbon technology composites, Ultra high performance,Fully tuneable,2 seater,Rear mid-engined,


Front cockpit road aero screen, other options available for track use,Ground effect diffuser,Adjustable front twin element wing,Adjustable rear single element wing,Adjustable fowler flaps,Low drag body design,Range of wing options – road and track


Carbon fibre multi part body with tuneable,aerodynamics,Designed in sections for easy repair,Carbon/glass and Nomex panel construction


Magnesium cased light weight high ratio,steering rack,Bespoke quick release steering wheel


Dry sump tank 6 litres,Fuel tank 55 litres


2 seater carbon/aluminium honeycomb monocoque,Separate front composite crash structure,Rear tubular aerospace grade steel spaceframe


Streamline double wishbone front and rear,Tuneable front anti-roll bar,Five-way adjustable race dampers,Adjustable ride heights for road and track

Wheels & Tyres

Bespoke 10”x 18” Front and 11” x 19” Rear,Aluminium Road Wheels with P Zero Corsa 235/40,R18 Front, P Zero Corsa 295/30 R19 Rear road tyres,Magnesium 10” x 18” Front and 11” x 18” Rear,track wheels with Pirelli Slick and Wet track tyres*


3496cc 32v 90˚ V8,Longitudinal, mid, rear wheel drive,Normally aspirated, fuel injected,Dry sump,575bhp @ 10,500rpm 420Nm (310lbft) at 9,000rpm


Central safety cell with high strength steel,roll hoop,Composite front crash structure,Head protection system,4-point harness (6 point option available*),for driver and passenger compatible with HANS device,Fire system* Electronics

Fully tuneable engine ECU,Bespoke wiring aerospace grade loom,Multi-function race dash including data logging*,Speed sensors for traction and launch control


355m drilled/ventilated race discs front and rear,Fully floating discs,Front 6 pot billet machined Caparo AP Braking callipers,Rear 4 pot billet machined Caparo AP Braking,callipers,Fully adjustable brake bias pedal box*,Various Track Pad compound options available*,355mm x 35mm Ceramic disc and pad option* Gearbox

6 speed sequential,Bespoke magnesium with pneumatic gear shift system,Paddle shift gear change control,Limited slip differential,Equal length hollow tripode driveshafts ,Various gear and final drive ratios available*


Road legal SVA approved ** road version and full track versions available,Road and track parts fully interchangeable Race screen standard with bib screen option*or wet weather canopy*


550Kg (dry weight)

* Optional extra **Subject to customer request after sale

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