The Caparo T1 vs. An Ordinary Supercar

Discussion in '2007 Caparo T1' started by zzUltimaGTRzz, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. To really understand the difference between the T1 and an "ordinary" supercar, take a look at these figures:

    power to weight ration (hp/ton):

    Caparo T1: 1043 hp/ton

    Koenigsegg CCX: 620 hp/ton
    Saleen S7 TT: 508 hp/ton
    McLaren F1: 499 hp/ton
    Bugatti Veyron: 481 hp/ton
    Pagani Zonda F: 463 hp/ton
    Ferrari Enzo: 432 hp/ton
    Maserati MC12: 424 hp/ton
    Porsche Carrera GT: 402 hp/ton
    Lamborghini Murcielago LP640: 349 hp/ton
    Mercedes-Benz SLR 722: 334 hp/ton

    There is really no comparison. If you want to understand how fast the T1 is, consider a car with about more than twice the power to weight ratio of a McLaren F1!

     
  2. Damn, it's number is pure insanity. man! The fact that the T1 makes 575 bhp at 10500 rpm & 310 ft-Ibs of torque at 9000 rpm with that p/w ratio. To follow up on your point consider these high caliber supercars:

    power to weight ratio (hp/tonne):

    SSC Ultimate Aero TT: 931.5 hp/ton
    TVR Cerbera Speed 12: 902.56 hp/ton
    Koenigsegg CCXR: 862.71 hp/ton
    Leblanc Mirabeau: 862.07 hp/ton
    Koenigsegg CCXR Edition: 765.41 hp/ton
    Ferrari FXX Evolutzione: 744.59 hp/ton
    Dauer 962 LeMans: 708.74 hp/ton
    Bristol Fighter T: 686.1 hp/ton
    Bugatti 16/4 Veyron Pur Sang: 530.19 hp/ton
    Porsche 911 GT1: 453.33 hp/ton
    Cheverolet Corvette ZR1: 419.74 hp/ton

    Just needed to voice and show even more proof, consider this the only other car that can compare to the T1 is the Lingenfelter Corvette Z06 427TT which has 1069.01 HP/TONNE!!! Just proofing zzUltimaGTRzz's point that's all, guys.
     
  3. ...there are other factors that effect the performance capabilities of the T1, most notably the handling. Look at some of the videos on Youtube and will see that extreme weight reduction creates additional problems of downforce at low speeds. Sub 100 mph corners can be hazardous and the additional care required actually adversely effects lap times. I think this car needs larger rolling stock, particularly in the rear. Perhaps some 330s. 45 additional pounds is negligible trade-off when one considers the the gains in low-speed grip.
     

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