• Apr 18, 2006
You remember the Caparo T1 – that F1 turned street-legal supercar developed with help from ex-McLaren F1 engineers. We already told you that the first prototype of the production model will be unveiled at the Top Marques show in Monaco by “His Serene Highness Prince Albert II.” (That’s got to be the most seriously unfortunate title ever.) We expect to see live shots of the car sometime this Thursday, April 20th. Here are some additional pics of the car provided by Caparo ahead of the debut and a recap of what makes the car so special.
  • Weighs less than 1,100 lbs.
  • 500 horsepower compact V8
  • 0-60 in 2.5 seconds
  • Capable of 3g cornering
  • 500-mile range on highway
  • First claimed 1,000bhp-per-tonne road car
More pics after the jump…

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      • 8 Years Ago
      #14, I am just having fun. Some of these fellows seem to be taking it awfully personally:)

      By the way, I am with you on the choice of DB9. THAT is a good looking car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Any car that has the stats that this does...

      * Weighs less than 1,100 lbs.
      * 500 horsepower compact V8
      * 0-60 in 2.5 seconds
      * Capable of 3g cornering
      * 500-mile range on highway
      * First claimed 1,000bhp-per-tonne road car

      deserves the utmost respect from all cars lovers, and anyone who has the chance to drive, let alone OWN one of these beasts is a lucky lucky man, and is is no way a "complete tool" if he dedicates himself to driving this car even close to it's potential.
      Harry Beam
      • 8 Years Ago
      The "key" word here is "Ex" McLaren engineers were
      responsible for this obviously over priced,"kit car"
      looking abortion.This is no Mclaren F-1LM!It looks
      like a retarded "Batmobile"!What crap!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not only is it fast, but you'll get to look like a complete douchebag driving it.

      Seriously, why the hell would anyone want to be seen in something like this?
      • 8 Years Ago
      samuel, no matter what this car makes its drivers look like, your immature bickering on this thread against 3 other ppl has already well cemented you in my mind--in my opinion, NOT as fact--as, for the lack of a better word, tool. moreover, just cuz proud japanese is proudly japanese does not for a moment imply that his english might be any worse than yours... i'm proudly taiwanese, and i'll bet you my car that my english abilities are far beyond yours. how dare you judge someone by his handle... and subsequently make an ad hominem attack based on ethic/racial differences!

      anyway, i'd love to have this car, not so that i can drive it to the frikkin' supermarket but so that i don't have to drive a truck getting my track-day car to the track.

      also, @ #5, i gotta say tho, i'd rather have this than an ariel atom... in this car, i wouldn't have to wear a helmet for fear that bugs will be getting plastered on my face at 100+ mph...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, my 10 pence... maybe its not the kind of 'street car' you would like to be seen in, but it does what it's bought for, lets be honest... if it does 0-60 in 2.5 and 100 in 5 secs... that is the Knackers :-) i have a 300bhp Nissan Pulsar GTI-R and that goes like stink, i love my power, but i can tell you one thing, i wont be having a dabble with one of these :-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      I could put the body on a dunne bug frame.
      no one would be the wiser. and smile myself to sleep.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #12. Some people might look at a dog turd and see beautiful art, so you are right, I cannot state as a fact that the driver of this car will look like a fool, but I think it's a pretty safe bet!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Cat fight! Cat fight! Raaaar!
      Settle down kids! If you can afford it buy it! If you don't like it then good for you. I have no idea how much it will cost but I would rather have an Aston DB9. That way when I get T-Boned by a Focus or Yaris I won't die!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am the fool who would love to be seen driving this car. That way, i'm the one driving it. doh
      • 8 Years Ago
      why wouldnt you want to drive a car that does 0-60 in 2.5 seconds
      • 8 Years Ago
      So is it an Autobot or a Decepticon?
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