The 700-HP Caparo T1 Evolution Will Be Pants-Shittingly Terrifying

It's been a long damn time since we've heard anything from Caparo, the company that took the tired trope of an "F1 car for the road" and made it a reality. Now we know why. It's called the T1 Evolution, and adult diapers should come standard. » 8/06/14 4:48pm 8/06/14 4:48pm

VIDEO: Driving The F1-Inspired Caparo T1 On The Road

This is probably the closest anyone will ever come to driving a modern Formula One car on real roads, in real traffic. What's the Caparo T1 like? Apparently, "x@$% &^+ F*@xx!!" » 4/28/10 10:00am 4/28/10 10:00am

Caparo T1 Race Extreme: A Track Day Street Car For The Track

The latest Caparo T1 has apparently been dubbed the T1 Race Extreme. This track day Caparo offers 620 HP in a 1,200-lb package, heading from 0-to-62 MPH in just 2.8 seconds. » 3/19/09 10:00am 3/19/09 10:00am

Caparo T1

The question we continually circle around when examining this idea of a fantasy garage is 'What makes a fantasy car?' There are so many variables to consider; from the emotional impact, historical relevance, lusty body work, enviable performance, and so on, and so on. Certainly it is easy to rattle off a list of cars… » 4/08/08 12:30pm 4/08/08 12:30pm

Caparo T1 adopts F1 style crumple zone

Now this is our kind of safety package, not an overly enthusiastic traction controls system or side-curtain airbag in site. The Caparo T1 relies instead on a Formula 1 style carbon fiber an aluminum honeycomb tub surrounded by a crumple zone made from the same material. Carbon is again employed in the nose, which… » 12/13/07 12:30pm 12/13/07 12:30pm

Top Gear: The One Where They Drive The Caparo T1

Take one Jeremy Clarkson, add a Caparo T1 Formula One car for the street and a bunch of first-responder vehicles, and you have a test drive, people. But damn, it really doesn't come out like you'd expect. Even with all that downforce. » 11/13/07 4:30pm 11/13/07 4:30pm

Dream On Johnny Law! Caparo T1 Cop Car

What happens when you combine a Formula One car built for the street and the law-enforcement community? You get the ultimate interceptor. Of course, this cop tart will never be used to apprehend members of the speeding community, but it will be on UK TV. [Top Gear] » 10/31/07 11:52am 10/31/07 11:52am

Caparo T1 Test Drive

What does a street-legal (in the UK) nearly open-wheel race car producing over 1,000 horsepower per metric ton feel like on the road? Ask Autocar, which took a test drive of a prototype Caparo T1. At just over a half-ton, the T1's actual horsepower figure is 575. But it appears to have the intuitive handling… » 9/18/07 9:57am 9/18/07 9:57am

Nick Hall Drives the Caparo T1

We're always pleased when Master Nick Hall sends one of his missives from somewhere along the Spanish coastline. Usually we hear about what's going behind the scenes. Now, writing for World Car Fans, Hall talks about his turn behind the wheel of the Caparo T1 — that low-volume "Formula car for the street" created by… » 6/29/07 3:50pm 6/29/07 3:50pm

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

Boo! Caparo T1 in London

The blokes at Pistonheads came away with shots of the Caparo T1 — which looks even more menacing than it did in the renderings. We wouldn't mess with the T1 if it had a big-ass gun and could turn itself iinto droplets of mercury so it could find us behind a locked door. Blimey. » 7/20/06 11:03am 7/20/06 11:03am

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

Caparo T1 to Be Unveiled in Monaco

Caparo Vehicle Technologies, a specialty-car development company founded by ex-McLaren engineers, will soon unveil the street-legal F1 car they've been threatening to build. The batshit-insane, 1,100-pound, V8-powered T1 will be introduced by His Most Serene Highness of Monaco at the kingdom's Top Marques event next… » 4/14/06 1:43pm 4/14/06 1:43pm