Posted by Anthony CarboneNovember 23, 2007 at 8:05 pm
This Caparo T1 decked in police livery is just a concept vehicle developed by the UK’s Met Police and Caparo for the MPH ’07 show set for this weekend in London.
Dubbed the Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV), the new concept is intended as a deterrent to anyone who thinks they can get away with speeding. If you’re unfamiliar with Caparo’s upcoming supercar all you need to know is that it’s essentially the closest thing to a road legal Formula One car.
It’s ‘8th wonder of the world’ 3.5L V8 engine develops 575bhp @ 10,500rpm and 310 lbft of torque at 9,000rpm. You can read the full details about this car in my post: The Caparo T1: An Engineer’s Dream Come True.
Keep in mind with this kind of power and rather lack of weight that its power to weight ratio is DOUBLE the Bugatti Veyron’s.
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On the latest episode of Top Gear, the Caparo T1 is described by Jeremy Clarkson as being possibly the scariest car ever made. With a 3.5L V8 screaming at 10,500rpm just inches from your head we tend to agree. Check out the video, it will give you a grin or two and find out for yourself why Jeremy Clarkson said “you can forget Enzo’s you can forget Koenigsegg, THIS IS IN A DIFFERENT LEAGUE!!!!”.
As seen in the Jeremy Clarkson video, this car is realistically meant for track use only and its definitely no Honda when it comes to quality. The floor came loose?? They recommend a full flame resistant body suit and helmet?? Naturally they didn’t want to get their ass-sued from Jeremy Clarkson/Top Gear/BBC in the event of a crash.
At 4:48 in this video a bug splats the top right corner of the camera!
Don’t think you’ll ever get a chance to own one, drive one or see one. This bitch costs $500,000 USD. (I am going to have to stop using $ USD and start using $ CAD because the American Dollar is worth less than my Loonie). Keep in mind it’s just a matter of time until we are all back using a GOLD Standard instead of this rediculous Fiat Currency system.