Wednesday, January 9, 2008
WORLD Safest Super Car
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Caparo T1: The world's safest supercar
January 09, 2008
The new Caparo T1, dubbed as one of world's safest ultra-performance cars, will go on display at the week-long Auto Expo in New Delhi on Thursday, prior to release to customers in April.
Manufactured by Caparo Group -- the global technology company founded by NRI businessman Lord Swraj Paul -- and designed by senior engineers -- Ben Scott-Geddes and Graham Halstead -- from the team that developed the legendary McLaren F1, the T1 uses a blend of race-car and road-car technologies to deliver astonishing performance that surpasses even today's fastest and most expensive super-cars.
With more than 1,000bhp per tonne, around twice the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron, the Caparo T1, costing around �235,000 ($480,000) or Rs 2 crore, slashes acceleration and braking times to levels previously only experienced by the most extreme racing cars.
Zero to 60 mph is dispatched in just 2.5 seconds and zero to 100mph in less than five seconds. Top speed exceeds 200mph and the vehicle's Caparo AP braking technology can deliver more than 3g of retardation, allowing it to stop from 100mph in less than three seconds.
The Caparo T1 supercar.