Today there are a lot of British automakers competing to make the best-performing cars. Some of these are popular names like Mclaren, Aston Martin, and Jaguar. Even more names are out there that every car enthusiast should know like Caterham, Lotus, and Noble Automotive. But today the focus is on a relatively unknown car company known as Caparo Vehicle Technologies. Caparo makes just one vehicle, and it is known as the Caparo T1. But first a brief history…
Caparo Vehicle Technologies was initially named “Freestream” and was founded in 2006. It was formed by two former Mclaren F1 engineers named Graham Halstead and Ben Scott-Geddes. In April of 2006 it was acquired by Caparo and became formally known as Caparo Vehicle Technologies. Soon after the Caparo T1 was born, and was scheduled to have 25 built and sold per year. But 5 years later, only 16 had been sold for a price of 235,000 pounds per vehicle. In 2019, the company was fully dissolved, and the car maker is now no more.
The Caparo T1 performs incredibly considering the fact that so few were made. The T1 had a 3.5 Liter V8 made by Team Menard, and puts out 575 horsepower to the wheels. It can reach a top speed of about 205 mph and weighs just 1,036 lbs. It should be noted that on Methanol fuel the car can put out 700 horsepower. It sports a 6-Speed semi-automatic transmission made by Hewland. It does 0-60 in a blistering 2.5 seconds and does 0-100 mph in just 4.9 seconds.
Bottom Line: This car is nuts and performs like it too. From the picture above you can see that from the inside-out it is built solely for performance.