In the name of green: 0-60 in <2.5 seconds!
We're talking about the Caparo T1, the "soon-to-be world's fastest accelerating," as BusinessWeek is calling it. The car broke cover just as it enters the final stages of testing and development. BW says it's a two-seater, but that picture doesn't make it look like the passenger is going to have a lot of maneuver room.
So, what was that about on the road to green? The Caparo T1, with a 3.5-litre Caparo V8, has been designed to be ultra lightweight (only 500 kg) as well as high-performance. This is where the green comes in.
Angad Paul chief executive of the Caparo Group, told BusinessWeek that, "Ultimately, our goal is to help carmakers to create a new generation of more fuel-efficient and lightweight family cars with significantly lower CO 2 emissions more in keeping with the needs of the 21 st century."
The Caparo T1 will officially debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that runs from June 22-24. Customer delivery of the Caparo T1 starts in July for a cool £190,000 (about $380,000 US, or almost four Tesla Roadsters). I guess in this century we're going to need boatloads of cash.
[Source: Business Week]
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