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Old 12th June 2007, 20:06   #1
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Default Caparo T1 Streetlegal F1 Car?

Hey guys, already of the Caparo T1?

It's a street car wich stands the closest to the sensation of a F1 car

Article + press release here

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Old 12th June 2007, 20:28   #2
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I guess its got motorcycle engines in it turbo charged so the weight benefit. 1000+bhp / tonne on a road legal car has gotta be quick!
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And you can be proud of it because it is an Indian company (based on a thumb rule).
Caparo is owned by Lord Swaraj Paul.
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now THATS quick!!!! dayum! that thing sticks to the track like its on rails!

all said that isnt a car...... its a plastic tub powered by nuclear reactor!
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I guess its got motorcycle engines in it turbo charged so the weight benefit. 1000+bhp / tonne on a road legal car has gotta be quick!
have a look at the 2006 top gear video on the same page...they said it was a 2.4 litre supercharged V8...

then the specs at the bottom say its a 3.5 litre normally aspirated one!!

Mind numbing performance....I GUESS YOU CAN BUY DEATH THESE DAYS...FOR AROUND 190,000 POUNDS...

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Default super caparo t1

this car is desingned by gordon murray, the bloke responsible for the MCLAREN F1 , i think it's even faster than the veyron
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apparently it does 30 MPG.
source : top gear.
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That looks like a Powertec V8 to me - two hayabusa heads on a custom V8 block with a 180-degree crank.

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That looks like a Powertec V8 to me - two hayabusa heads on a custom V8 block with a 180-degree crank.
Dude thats exactly what it is. So its quite possible for it to do 30mpg coz all the power is produced at high revs. They engine speed limited to 10K rpm can easily touch 17K rpm as they say. So its gotta be the two busa engines .
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just saw the video...that definitely has to be a flat plane V8....so its either a powertec or something close.
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Its a nice looking thing with awesome performance but 200,000 quid, wow thats a lot, but i guess it would be well worth it, could be used in racing schools with their own track..awesome..i would love to own one along with my own racing track somewhere close to delhi..
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