If you're looking for racecar performance for the street (or at least for non-competitive track days), it doesn't get much more direct than the Caparo T1. With "only" 575 horsepower on tap, the lightweight F1-car-for-the-road will rocket to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds and grip the tarmac like nothing else on road or track, all for $400k. But even at that price, Caparo has only sold a handful of T1s. The upcoming T1 Evolution, however, will cost more. Much more.

According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf's automotive publication Autovisie, the upcoming Caparo T1 Evolution will cost a whopping 1.1 million euros – equivalent to nearly $1.5 million at today's rates. That's almost enough to buy four standard T1s, or even more than the latest hybrid hypercars like the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 or Porsche 918 Spyder. (Close to two times the latter, in fact.)

So what do you get for all that scratch? Details are still rather limited, but as we reported a couple of weeks ago, the T1 Evolution is slated to pack 700 horsepower along with new electronics like an on-board telemetry system as well as ABS, traction control and stability management. As a result, you can expect the T1 Evo to be even more extreme in its performance than the vehicle on which it is based, but you'll have to pay dearly for the privilege.


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      Graham
      • 4 Months Ago

      You can get telemetry on an iPhone. ABS, traction control, and stability management are pretty much standard on all new cars. So really you're paying $1.1 million for an extra 125 hp.

      bleexeo
      • 4 Months Ago

      Stoopid.

      It's better and cheaper to just buy a used race car for the track. Spend your time and money driving a real race car on a real track where you can regularly push a car to its limits.


      karman876
      • 4 Months Ago

      The picture of the red one with a front plate - that is all wrong.

      jcar302
      • 4 Months Ago

      This car is awesome.

      If you have 1.5 million to blow on a car, let's be realistic you couldn't care less if it was a good bang for your buck.

      Richard
      • 4 Months Ago

      Another sign that we are close to the peak of this global economic cycle.  I'm looking for the "it's as clear as day" event like when Aol bought Time Warner, or foreign 'investors' buying houses 20 at a time sight unseen in the desert.

      David Pettit
      • 4 Months Ago

      It will fail because you can't show off to a girl friend in a one seater.