• Nov 1, 2010
Caparo T1 at the Nürburgring – Click above to watch the video after the jump

It's been a long time since we've heard anything about the Caparo T1. The Red Bull X1 may cut a similar profile, but unlike the strictly digital creation, the Caparo was actually built. Unfortunately, it didn't catch on as planned, but a minor detail like minimal market share can't stop EVO from pounding the snot out of it in Germany.

The British car rag is known for featuring only the good stuff, and in this case took the T1 for a spin around no less iconic a racetrack than the Nürburgring Nordschleife. As you can see from the video after the jump, this wasn't a closed-circuit record lap, EVO's Phil Bennett having to scythe his way through other traffic on the track. But watching the T1 make minced meat out of the 911 GT3s and Jaguar XFRs as if they're standing still is promise enough. And watch for the Jag pendulum powerslide mid-way through.



[Source: Evo via YouTube]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      xD i almost couldnt recognize some of the other cars on the track cuz they went by so quickly
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Caparo really put all the other supercars in their place. It says, "This is the logical extension of where you're going, and we were willing to go further than you." It doesn't get enough credit, in my opinion.

      However, I'd personally rather just have a Caterham CSR than any of the so-called hypercars. More fun on the road; more fun on the track. And fun is really, in the end, what it's all about.
        • 4 Years Ago
        A lightweight coupe over a mega-buck hypercar? More practical and something you can actually take to 10/10 more often.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Completely agreed, I think I'd take an Ariel Atom V8 over the Caterham.. both are pretty sweet though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not knowing enough about the ring, why do some cars put on their turn blinkers? Is it to signal to the Caparo Driver that they recognize him (the Caparo Driver) and are letting him pass?

        • 4 Years Ago
        It's universal signal to the one behind you that he can pass safely. They also moved to the right edge of the road to make room for him to pass. Truck drivers use it often as you can't see past them if the road is clear to pass.
      • 4 Years Ago
      O.k., so it's fast and that's all it's got......
        • 4 Years Ago
        Most insipid comment I've seen on Autoblog yet. Congrats to you sir.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Nateb 123,

        it's a F1-ish type car with no soul. If had money to flame, I'd buy a real F1 car with a racing heritage....ummmmm say a Ferrari. It's a glorified go-kart.
        • 4 Years Ago
        thats the whole point. its ridiculously fast and on the edges of what is possible.
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      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazing, Superb car! It is rather interesting if Ariel is FASTER!? http://kyivstar.in http://kyivstar.name http://carsnet.net http://mymechanictoolsets.net http://partnersunit.com
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why do they let all those cars park on the track like that?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Some comments to the above posters.:

      The Jag drift was 100% intentional... lots of guys do drifting on the Ring.

      The blinkers are passed car signaling they are moving to the right "lane", as required by German law on public motorways, of which the Nordshleife is one of on open touring days.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pushing an infamously dangerously car on an infamously dangerous track… brave man.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm not sure how his testes managed to fit in such a small vehicle.
        • 4 Years Ago
        QFT! This must be the first time in recorded history the caparo didn't catch on fire or toss a wheel off haphazardly. I'm more impressed that it actually finished something without breaking down, than I am at how quick it is :P. This thing was the most infamous DNF since the LF-As at the 24 hours of the ring
        • 4 Years Ago
        +1

        but you have to say it is fast
        coming up on cars like they were standing still
        that's just crazy too
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can guarantee that underwear sales around the track increased! I know I would soil mine if something came up on me that fast!

      I wish we could see the looks on some of those drivers faces! Especially the Porsche!

      "Ooh, look at me! I'm doing 150 on the 'Ring in my Porsche!" ZOOOM!!! "What the %$#@! was that?! Damn Porsche! Too Slow!"
        • 4 Years Ago
        At least one nissan and porsche did anticipate it coming an let it pass. I quite liked the politeness on that race track.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not that I was there, but they cut the video shortly after the car starts missing.

      You can here it when he accelerates following the long straight at 3:46.

      At 4:04 you can here it best. The choking sound is a misfire. Something is wrong, but it could be any of 100 things.
      • 4 Years Ago
      pretty sweet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      seems like that drift by the jag was intentional...
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