The dramatic 1,000bhp-per-tone T1, which defines an entirely new breed of supercar that is lighter than a Caterham but wîth twice the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron, was unveiled at the 2006 Top Marques show in Monaco by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II.
This exclusive preview of the first prototype T1 forms a significant centerpiece for the show, which was held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo in the heartland of one of the world's most glamorous locations and centers of motoring heritage. The presentation of the aerodynamically formed supercar was witnessed by Caparo Vehicle Technologies' design director Ben Scott-Geddes and engineering director Graham Halstead, the two ex-McLaren engineers whose inspiration helped create the car.
V8 in 90° 3.5 liter
Power output 575bhp at 10500 rpm
Kerb weight 550 kg
Engine construction aluminium block & head
Acceleration 0-60mph 2.50 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 5.00 s
Maximum speed 329 km/h (204 mph )