Caparo T1 Race Extreme Gains Even More Power

With only 1200 pounds of car saddling the 575 hp of its aluminum-block 3.5-liter V-8, it’s hard not to describe the Caparo T1 as hardcore. We didn’t think it could be anymore so, but the folks at the British supercar firm have just launched this: the 2009 Caparo T1 Race Extreme.

Although it may look much like any “normal” T1, ample modifications lie underneath that racy skin. Engineers fiddled about with the engine, which now produces a whopping 620 hp at a screaming 10,500 rpm. This, coupled with the car’s lithe 1200-pound curb weight, translates into a 0-62 mph time of 2.8 seconds, a 0-100 mph time of 5.8 seconds, and a top speed of 208 mph. Caparo claims the T1 can pull up to 4 g in braking, and up to 3.5 g in a corner. The Race Extreme model also adds a few systems to help the driver control this newfound power. New six-piston front brake calipers and four-piston rear calipers are made of aluminum and utilize titanium pistons. Drivers can configure the car to their tastes thanks to a fully-adjustable suspension and a programmable engine control module. Caparo hasn’t released pricing on the Race Extreme, but it’s safe to say it’ll carry a substantial premium over the $350,000 price tag of a T1. Presently, the car is only sold in Europe and the Middle East, but Caparo is working on selling the car in the U.S. Call us crazy, but we’re betting it’ll be for the track only...

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