• Jun 30th 2007 at 9:36AM
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Although we've covered the entire gestation of the Caparo T1, we've yet to drive it. No surprise, as we'll be the first to admit that it outclasses us in every conceivable way. On the other hand, Nick Hall, the supercar scribe from across the pond, is one of the few motoring journos that actually has had seat time in the clichéd "Formula One car for the road." And although he hates that description, if the shoe fits...

His review over at World Car Fans provides you the prerequisite stats for you to rattle off when you're bench-racing your buddies, and the description of his time behind the wheel gives the best insight yet on what the 1,045 BHP per ton track toy is capable of – and why even though it's road legal, your kidneys will thank you if you avoid trips to the corner store. Read on and enjoy.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      This is just an "ugly" variant of a formule 1 car. It is an achievement when you build a real car, where passenger and driver are sitting next to eachother. Almost as light as thisone but with gull-wing doors, a reasonable amount of horsepower behind your back(say 300 hp hybrid), economical and fun to drive. People recognize the faboulous vision of the man: JOHN Z. DELOREAN.
        • 8 Years Ago
        You put me on notice with "ugly" and lost me at "300hp hybrid."

        • 8 Years Ago
        There is only one way to respond to your comment:

      • 8 Years Ago
      1045bhp!? You guys are really getting sloppy with the fact checking. The WCF article states that the car has 575bhp and 1045 per tonne. 1045bhp in that car would be insane, it would shred the tires right off the rims.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Billy, you're getting really sloppy with your reading..

        from the post: "the 1,045 BHP per ton track toy is..."

        from the article: "With just 575bhp at it’s disposal that’s no mean feat, but then the whole car weighs in at 550kg, giving it a power/weight ratio of 1045bhp tonne"

        it all lines up on my end?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't know why, but I just can't get excited about this thing. The Hulme.F1 Champion 1967 on the other hand, I think looks brilliant and should offer performance that may not be as extreme as the Caparo, but should embarrass every other car on the road. And the Hulme has a cockpit in which you'd actually be willing to travel long distances.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This looks to be Mr. Toad's Wild Ride! It just has to been fun, and rewarding to drive this machine.