20 March 2009

Caparo gets hotter

Race car for the road gets extra 45bhp and plexiglass roof. Scorching stuff

Caparo T1

Remember the Caparo T1, the race-car-for-the-road that set the world alight last year? Well, there’s an even hotter version about to launch called Race Extreme.
 
Those mad boffins down at Caparo obviously decided that 575bhp from the standard T1’s 3.5-litre V8 just wasn’t toasty enough, so have boosted power up to a scorching 625bhp. That’s good for a 0-60mph time of 2.8 seconds, while the Race Extreme will hit 100mph in 5.8 seconds and top out at a properly roasting 208mph.
 
The Race Extreme also gets a fully adjustable suspension system, along with a new tunable ECU, allowing owners to tweak the settings of the engine and sequential gearbox to their hearts’ content.
 
Even better, if you want to stay cool in your T1 – out of the harmful burning rays of the sun, of course – Caparo has just the answer: a plexiglass canopy and air conditioning system, yours for a cool £25,560. More info at this, er, hotlink.

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