Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11th April 2006, 12:53   #1
hkanitkar's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: pune
Posts: 649
Thanked: 40 Times
Default Caparo's Rs. 1.17 cr car ( 1000 bhp supercar ) in India soon

Ok got this piece of news on rediff.

anyone .. any ideas ???

BTW it says 1000 bhp supercar...
hkanitkar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2006, 13:30   #2
Senior - BHPian
sajo's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,624
Thanked: 1,128 Times

WHoa!! 1.17Cr for a 1000hp supercar seems like a bargain of sorts. The car will be first marketed in India??!! I guess we will know only by the end of this year.
sajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2006, 14:40   #3
racing4cure's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: DXB-COK-Manipal
Posts: 185
Thanked: 9 Times

caparo is that owed by that lord swaraj paul the bengaki business man in london. since hwne did he get into cars...sounds good. wonder what it gonna look like!!
racing4cure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2006, 18:07   #4
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Turin, Italy
Posts: 173
Thanked: 3 Times

Actually, the car they are referring to will not have a 1000bhp engine, but the power to weight ratio of 1000bhp per tonne, as the car would weigh only 500 kgs. I doubt how many of these cars will see the road in India unless used only for track days as the car is very low.

Caparo just bought over Freestream Cars, which is headed by two people who worked on the famous Mclaren road car.

Details on the car made by Freestream can be found here

The link confirming the purchase of Freestream by Caparo can be found here :

Last edited by salil_kulkarni : 11th April 2006 at 18:09.
salil_kulkarni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2006, 07:17   #5
Senior - BHPian
1Day's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chicago/Delhi
Posts: 1,360
Thanked: Once
Default Excuse me![Swaraj Paul to make 1000hp car] A little too late for Apr Fools Joke!!

I cant believe this and it makes no sense..but here is the article..

Originally Posted by
LONDON: Lord Swraj Paul's Caparo group has formed a subsidiary that will manufacture a 1000 bhp 'super car'by the end of this year, the first of which will be marketed in India.

The super car, to be named Caparo T1, will come at a price tag of £150,000 (around Rs 1.17 crore) and has all the features of a racing car.

To manufacture the Caparo T1, the group recently acquired automotive consultancy firm started by Ben Scott-Geddess and Graham Halstead, who developed the famous Mclaren F1, Lord Paul said.

The subsidiary to manufacture Caparo T1 will be headed by Lord Paul's son Angad, who is the group's CEO. Scott-Geddess becomes the design director of the new company while Halstead will be the engineering director.

Commenting on the group's move into advanced vehicle technology, Angad Paul said, "I warmly welcome this opportunity for the group to move up the value chain with this high value added proposition."

"We will use our vehicle technology company to add new material know-how to our existing aluminium and steel structural capabilities,"he said.

The new company will provide advanced technology development, materials engineering, and design services to mainstream automotive, motorsport and aerospace markets.

Coupled with its global manufacturing resource and capability, Caparo aims to accelerate the use of light weight materials in vehicle structures. Angad said the company would market the Caparo T1 in the niche low volume segment.

The car will be powered by a 2.4 litre, V8 engine, which the company has branded as Caparo V8, and has the capacity to deliver 480 bhp at 10,500 rpm. "The car is developed aerodynamically and is designed to offer a unique race car performance experience that is not achieved by the current generations of sports cars,"he said.
The news doesnt seem to be consistant or I have just not understood says its a 2.4L engine making 480hp @ a freakish 10.5k RPM and they are talking of it having 1000hp? until they are combing the 2 V8s to make a V16 with 960 which is almost 1000hp...

still crazi stuff...

Link to article

then i can easily get this car without being on any wait list, my dad's best friend's real sister is married to his son , so bale bale for me i guess...

Last edited by 1Day : 13th April 2006 at 07:18.
1Day is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2006, 10:33   #6
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bombay
Posts: 628
Thanked: 2 Times

Originally Posted by 1Day
then i can easily get this car without being on any wait list, my dad's best friend's real sister is married to his son , so bale bale for me i guess...
So... what your trying to tell us is that your REALLY close eh??
2L8uLoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2006, 11:52   #7
naveendhyani's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 542
Thanked: 8 Times

really SEXY design. here are the pics bhailog

naveendhyani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th April 2006, 06:56   #8
Senior - BHPian
Mpower's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 10,405
Thanked: 1,695 Times

Times screw up again. Its not 1000 bhp but 1000bhp per tonne.
500 horse and 500 kg weight.
Mpower is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caparo to bring Hyundai Aero Buses to India Blue Thunder Commercial Vehicles 35 7th January 2014 21:05
Fiat’s Made-for-India 700-1000 cc Small Car launch in 2011 arun1100 The Indian Car Scene 11 12th December 2009 12:17
Worlds Safest supercar - CAPARO T1 @ AutoExpo 2008 sajid33 The Indian Car Scene 16 16th January 2008 08:56
Caparo T1 Streetlegal F1 Car? 997TT The International Automotive Scene 10 14th June 2007 22:10
Caparo T1 Pricing announced and its cheap Relatively speaking... 1Day The International Automotive Scene 6 22nd July 2006 16:14

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 17:46.

Copyright ©2000 - 2020,
Proudly powered by E2E Networks