• Apr 14th 2006 at 11:03AM
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April 20th will finally see the unveiling of the incredible Caparo T1 supercar at the Top Marques auto show in Monaco. When we posted the original design renderings of the car (then called the Freestream T1) back in February, many of our readers were skeptical that the car would ever see the light of day, but a refinancing of the company, now called Caparo Vehicle Technologies, seems to have provided the necessary resources to complete the project.

The Caparo T1 is an ultra-lightweight supercar billed as providing performance comparable to a Le Mans prototype, including a 0-60 mph time of only 2.5 seconds and 3g cornering ability.

The T1's ex-McLaren designers, Ben Scott-Geddes and Graham Halstead, will join Caparo CEO Angad Paul for the unveiling.

[Sources: Top Marques via Autocar, Caparo Vehicle Technologies]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      My concern is rather mundane - where would they put the number plates on this thing? :)

      That said, it is a thing of beauty and hat's off to Lord Swraj Paul and his son Angad for financing it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Ok all of you are basically stupid except one or two of you. This car is amazing, beautiful, and FAST! But on top of all that just look at the price $150,000 pounds? Thats like $230,000. That is cheaper than almost all new Ferraris, and defintly cheaper then every new Lamborghini and alot cheaper then the s7 or the enzo so why not get this?! I see no reason not to. And I drive a Ferrari Enzo replica right now (VW W12 powered, Carrera frame)And once I sell that I will be looking to purchase one of these. If you are intersted in buying the Ferrari Enzo replica it will cost you $205,000 email me at fillup91x@yahoo.com
      • 9 Years Ago
      I SWEAR I had a green Hot Wheels just like this car.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This car is clearly meant for the race track. I can not see it entering a ssupermarket!! if it did it would probably knock off its front spoiller in a drainage or something, and then you pick up the spoiler and yuo have no where to put it to take it back to the dealer to put it on!!!

      A Ferrari Enzo is a head turner, people look a t it an realize it is a Ferrari and say WOW! a Ferrari, The Caparo will be a head turner and people will say WOW an Alien!!!

      I would prefer a Porsche carrera Gt anytime o a ferrari. If your going to spend money on a super car you would at least want a car with a litle bit of elegance and class and car that has a well known name.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Well done to the guys for getting it built. A big well done to the Sean Butcher who managed to pull the deal off ! Anyone able to get a car development financed in this day and age gets my full respect. Well done CP - it looks like you've still got that magic touch ! I look forward to following the project further.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Well it looks wierd and cool at the same time.
      • 9 Years Ago
      as soon as I saw the central driving position it triggered old memories of the venerable McLaren and sure enough, it was confirmed by the designers names...who needs a passenger when you are pulling 3 g's anyway!

      renderings are always idealistic but i wonder what kind of carbon kevlar unobtainium will be used to secure the entire front end structure including headlight assemblies and wings with just two small front end f1'esque wing supports and 2 midship wing connectors? if it could be done then that would be really innovative
      • 9 Years Ago
      Theres been stories about people being incapacitated by being exposed to 2G at disney's ride Mission:Space.
      heres a link to that: http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/04/13/disney.world.death.ap/index.html

      so, how about what happens when you get 3G while doing 100mph, and pass out?


      enjoy your multimillion dollar street legal formula racer, til you wake up on the side of the road, with your cars engine a half mile down the road... heh...
      • 9 Years Ago
      How are you supposed to pick up chicks in a single-seater? Isn't that half the fun of a supercar?
      • 9 Years Ago
      What's the point? This is nuts. Where, exactly, could you drive something like this without:

      1. Pranging every corner as it looks like it has maybe 3-4" ground clearance?

      2. Bruising a kidney? Any of you ever try to drive something this stiffly sprung on a racetrack, let alone the street?

      3. Attracting every cop within 50 miles? They'll stop you just to a) see it closer and/or b) hassle you about being street legal.

      4. Attracting every good looking female within 50 miles? OK . . . maybe it's not such a bad idea.
      • 9 Years Ago
      where's the bug? these guys showed that you don't need exotic materials to get what's most impotant- handling and massive acceleration!
      the bug can only accelerate, @ what cost?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow what a car i say looks gud facts show its fast but sounds a bit over rated, wonder what it will do on a race track?
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