Ever wonder what it would be like to drive a F1 racecar? I know I have.
Well, wonder no more. For the miserly some of about $500,000, you too, can be the proud owner of the Caparo T1, street-legal supercar.
The Stratton Motor Company in Norwich, England is now offering this 2 seater that will do 0-60MPH in a blistering 2.5 seconds, which almost matches the 2.4 seconds of the 2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. The Bugatti will set you back a tad more at $2,400,000.
So the T1 is a veritable bargain.
Of course it has no doors, windows or even a windshield, but is equipped with a 6 point racing harness as the seatbelt. What do want for a half a million?
It is fitted with a six-speed ‘flappy paddle’ gearbox and brakes which will stop it from 100MPH in three seconds.
The T1’s maximum speed is more than 200MPH and does 0-100 in 5 seconds.
The key to the incredible performance of the Caparo is the power-to-weight ratio. At 1210 pounds, it weighs 20 percent less than a Smart Car, which gives it twice the power-to-weight ratio of the Veyron.
There have been more than a few humans who weigh more than this car, but I don’t have the stomach to show a picture of any of them.
The official test driver, known as “The Stig”, flew around the Top Gear track in just 1 minute 10 seconds – six seconds quicker than the Bugatti. On that short track, six seconds is a lifetime.
Due to the awesome performance of the T1, the Stratton Motor Company insist on taking the new owner on an intensive two-day driving course on road and track so they can understand the car’s incredible capabilities.
Attribution: Daily Mail