Caparo T1 Breaks The 1,000 HP Per Ton Barrier, to Debut at Goodwood

If you've been dreaming about an F1 car you can drive to Starbucks, dream no further. Caparo will begin delivering their close to $400,000 track-day special in July. And the stats are just stoo-pid: 575 horsepower at 10,500 rpm from a 3.5-liter V8; zero to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds; 0-100 mph in less than five seconds.… » 6/08/07 10:04am 6/08/07 10:04am

Formula V8: Caparo T1 Gets More Powerful Engine

The original "Formula 1 car for the street," the Caparo T1 will get a little more displacement under that tiny bonnet — and no silly intake tricks. When the street-ready T1 launches at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK this June, it'll be sporting a proprietary, naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V8 with an… » 3/22/07 9:17am 3/22/07 9:17am

Formula One for the Street: Caparo Builds First T1 Prototype

The ex-McLaren engineers at Caparo Vehicle Technologies finally cranked out a road-testable prototype of the company's streetable F1-car, the Caparo T1. The first proto model, dubbed XP1 (pictured), will undergo shakedown runs and speed trials to determine engine mapping and measure durability. A second prototype… » 10/02/06 4:46pm 10/02/06 4:46pm

All Hands on the Bad One: Details on Caparo F1 Released

Looks like the world's well-heeled car freaks are a distribution channel closer to parking a road-legal Caparo T1 in their multicar garages. The company's given its first global dealer franchise to UK exotic-car distributor Cars International. The company's taking orders on the hand-built, street-legal Formula One… » 7/21/06 2:12pm 7/21/06 2:12pm

Caparo T1 Coming to Goodwood Festival of Speed

Visitors to the manor that is Goodwood this year will get to eyeball a prototype Caparo T1, the street-legal, almost-open-wheel, F1-style racer created by ex-McLaren engineers. A pre-production model will be on display, but won't be taking part in the famous hill climb. Still, its makers say the Caparo — reported to… » 6/28/06 9:33am 6/28/06 9:33am

Caparo Buys Out Freestream, December Launch?

We wrote about the Freestream project a few months ago. Designed to be an F1 car for the street, the wee beastie (456kg!) that'll supposedly pull 3gs of lateral acceleration sounds not so much like a car, but rather a Sidewinder missile on rails. The project has now been bought out by automotive consultancy Caparo,… » 5/23/06 12:00pm 5/23/06 12:00pm