The Bugatti Veyron’s reign as fastest accelerating supercar seems to have met its fate. The soon-to-be world’s fastest accelerating car has broken cover during the final stages of test and development. The Caparo T1 is a high performance two-seater sports car with highly resolved aerodynamics, which has been designed with the looks and performance of a Formula One race car. The T’s 500 kg weight and 550 bhp give it a power-to-weight ratio of 1100 bhp/tonne“ better than any current supersport motorcycle and approaching that of a genuine F1 car.
With series production about to commence, the car will be built for discerning customers seeking the ultimate track day experience in a road driveable vehicle. In releasing full details of the carâ€™s specification, the company has revealed that while customer cars are being readied for start of production, preparations are also well in hand for the T’s first public appearance as a running car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 22-24 which effectively becomes the vehicle’s launch date. According to the official Caparo site, the Caparo T1 is “a track day and road going 2 seater sports car using aerospace and high formula composite racing technologies whilst providing race bred safety. This extremely lightweight sports car is capable of true “aerodynamic” high speed performance and delivers a new level of acceleration, cornering and braking to the driver at 3g+ via its 1000 bhp/tonne performance specifications.”, and it has “a power-to-weight ratio double the Bugatti Veyron’s, and so much downforce you will be able to drive it upside down in a tunnel at 150mph”.
The good news is that Caparo has identified a South African distributor, and…sit down…the price is likely to be under R2million! Talk of bang for your buck. “More news on the Caparo will be made available shortly…watch this space for details!