Caparo have been tweaking their T1 road legal race car and have finally announced details of the Race Extreme Version. The car is designed to be one of the most extreme track day cars that money can buy and is touted to deliver ‘the ultimate driving experience’. The main changes to the car are an increase in the level of power the aluminum V8 delivers.
The car is now capable of producing 620bhp at 10,500rpm which leads to a staggering 0-62mph of 2.8 sec and 0-100mph in just 5.8 sec. Top speed is 208mph and under braking, 4g of force is produced. The car’s dry weight is just 550kgs (1,213lbs). An aerodynamic pack, fully adjustable suspension, ceramic brake discs, tunable ECU, 6 speed sequential gearbox and fully adjustable traction control system all feature as part of the upgrades.
As well as announcing the new kit for the car, Caparo also announced the release of a ‘full climate pack’ including a plexiglass canopy and air conditioning. This can be fitted to all new orders and retrofitted to existing customer cars. The canopy costs £21,760 (€23,100) and the air conditioning unit, £3,750 (€3,981).
Caparo reveals new T1 Race Extreme
Caparo T1, the fastest performance supercar from Caparo Vehicle Technologies, is now available in its new Race Extreme version. The vehicle, aimed specifically at the high end of the track day market, boasts the car’s utmost race specification and is set to deliver the ultimate driving experience.
Inspired in its design and performance by Formula One, the Caparo T1 has a distinctive pedigree which has once again been enhanced by the introduction of the new Race Extreme specification. The high end Race Extreme version of the car is now available with an evolved all aluminium, normally aspirated, fuel injected Caparo V8 engine which has been upgraded to deliver 620 bhp at 10,500 rpm. Some of the phenomenal key performance characteristics of the Caparo T1 Race Extreme are as follows:
- 0-62 mph 2.8 sec
- 0-100 mph 5.8 sec
- Top speed 208 mph
- G loads braking > 4 g
- G loads cornering > 3.5 g
- Dry weight 550 kgs
The specification also includes: fully adjustable suspension and aerodynamic packs, ultra light 6 pot front and 4 pot rear monoblock billet machined aluminium callipers complete with titanium pistons, and 355mm x 35mm ceramic discs and pads set up. In addition, the car’s upgraded electronic package contains a fully tuneable ECU which ensures maximum performance from the engine and the six speed sequential gear box. The above features together with the fully adjustable traction control of the Caparo T1 Race Extreme combine to provide the absolute track experience.
Caparo T1 Climate option launched
Caparo T1, the ultimate supercar designed and manufactured Caparo Vehicle Technologies, is now available with a full climate pack. The option is being introduced as a result of customer demand and can be installed on all new orders as well as retrofitted on the existing Caparo T1 cars.
Following a highly successful launch in the UAE and increased customer demand, Caparo Vehicle Technologies have introduced a new optional extra for the Caparo T1. All current car specifications can now be built with a full climate pack which includes a plexiglass canopy and air conditioning. The canopy, made from a toughened acrylic used in armoured windshields and helicopters, slides forward over the nose of the vehicle, and this option costs £21,760. In addition to the canopy configuration, an air conditioning unit can also be fitted with a cost of £3,750. Both these extras, part of the Caparo T1 Climate, can also be retrofitted to existing cars.