Sunday, April 24, 2011

Caparo T1 2011

The Caparo T1 is the fastest accelerating road car on the planet. Nothing can prepare you for the take off speed of the Caparo T1. All aspects of the car’s performance is instantaneous, acceleration, cornering, braking. But especially the acceleration. It distorts yourperception of time and distance. 0 – 150 is F1 quick, it simply leaps from 50 to 120mph in what seams like little more than the 100 milliseconds the paddle shift takes to change gears. Sheer speed, this is what the Caparo T1 does better than any other road car in the world.

Description
  • Advanced carbon technology composites
  • Ultra high performance
  • Fully tuneable
  • 2 seater
  • Rear mid-engined
Aerodynamics
  • 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
Body
  • Carbon fibre multi part body with tuneable aerodynamics
  • Designed in sections for easy repair
  • Carbon/glass and Nomex panel construction
Steering
  • Magnesium cased light weight high ratio steering rack
  • Bespoke quick release steering wheel
Capacities
  • Dry sump tank 6 litres
  • Fuel tank 55 litres
Chassis
  • 2 seater carbon/aluminium honeycomb monocoque
  • Separate front composite crash structure
  • Rear tubular aerospace grade steel spaceframe
Suspension
  • 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*
Engine
  • 3496cc 32v 90˚ V8
  • Longitudinal, mid, rear wheel drive
  • Normally aspirated, fuel injected
  • Dry sump
  • 575bhp @ 10,500rpm
  • 420Nm (310lbft) at 9,000rpm
Safety
  • 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
Brakes
  • 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*
Equipment
  • 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*
Weight
  • 550Kg (dry weight)
Performance
  • 0-60mph / 0-96kmh Under 2.5 seconds (depending on tyre setup)
  • Top speed 205mph / 329kmh (low downforce setup)
  • Power 575bhp @ 10,500rpm
  • Torque 310lbft @ 9,000rpm
  • Power:weight 1075bhp per tonne
  • Specific output 164bhp per litre
Dimensions
  • Length 4066mm
  • Width 1990mm
  • Height 1076mm
  • Wheelbase 2900mm
Caparo T1
Caparo T1 frontCaparo T1 side 
Caparo T1 backsideCaparo T1 back
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