Steane Klose | Mar 20, 2009

Caparo has created an even faster version of its F1-racer-for-the-road, the T1. Yep, if the regular ol' 430kW T1 hypercar isn't bonkers enough for you (that's 430kW in a 550kg body, chaps), then the boutique British builder will sell you an even faster, even more powerful model.

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Called the T1 Race Extreme, the uprated Caparo gets 30kW more power from its 3.5 litre V8 - bringing output to a staggering 460kW (620hp).

Full power arrives at a stratospheric 10,500 rpm and blasts the 550kg (1213lb) go kart from zero to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds.

Even more impressively, the 0-160km/h sprint is done away with in just 5.8 seconds and top speed is claimed to be around 330km/h (208mph).

In addition to more power, the Race Extreme also gets fully adjustable suspension, a revised aerodynamic package and upgraded brakes.

Aluminium calipers house six titanium pistons up front and four out back to clamp down on 355mm ceramic discs. As startlingly quick as the T1 Race Extreme is, braking should be just as eye-popping - Caparo says it can pull more than 4g under hard braking.

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Lastly, the T1 Race Extreme also features a fully customisable engine management system. This gives drivers full control over fuel, ignition and throttle mapping for the engine, as well as shift management for the six-speed sequential gearbox.

Adjustable traction control is also standard, and a must for reining in all those kilowatts.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Caparo has also been working hard to make the balls-out T1 a little more 'livable'. Spurred on by strong demand from the (who else) Middle-Eastern market, Caparo has launched an optional climate pack.

A sliding-roofed plexiglass canopy is on offer for a princely £21,760 (AUD $45,700), while air conditioning is available for a substantially more reasonable £3,750 (AUD $7875).

Both items are probably a must for owners living in hotter climes, but we've gotta say: aren't cars like the T1 about raw, undiluted, no-compromise performance?

Hit up the press release below for further information.

Caparo reveals new T1 Race Extreme

Caparo T1, the fastest performance supercar from Caparo Vehicle Technologies, is now available in its new Race Extreme version. The vehicle, aimed specifically at the high end of the track day market, boasts the car's utmost race specification and is set to deliver the ultimate driving experience.

Inspired in its design and performance by Formula One, the Caparo T1 has a distinctive pedigree which has once again been enhanced by the introduction of the new Race Extreme specification. The high end Race Extreme version of the car is now available with an evolved all aluminium, normally aspirated, fuel injected Caparo V8 engine which has been upgraded to deliver 620 bhp at 10,500 rpm. Some of the phenomenal key performance characteristics of the Caparo T1 Race Extreme are as follows:

0-62 mph - 2.8 sec

0-100 mph - 5.8 sec

Top speed - 208 mph

G loads braking - > 4 g

G loads cornering - > 3.5 g

Dry weight - 550 kgs

The specification also includes: fully adjustable suspension and aerodynamic packs, ultra light 6 pot front and 4 pot rear monoblock billet machined aluminium callipers complete with titanium pistons, and 355mm x 35mm ceramic discs and pads set up. In addition, the car's upgraded electronic package contains a fully tuneable ECU which ensures maximum performance from the engine and the six speed sequential gear box. The above features together with the fully adjustable traction control of the Caparo T1 Race Extreme combine to provide the absolute track experience.

Caparo T1 Climate option launched

Caparo T1, the ultimate supercar designed and manufactured Caparo Vehicle Technologies, is now available with a full climate pack. The option is being introduced as a result of customer demand and can be installed on all new orders as well as retrofitted on the existing Caparo T1 cars.

Following a highly successful launch in the UAE and increased customer demand, Caparo Vehicle Technologies have introduced a new optional extra for the Caparo T1. All current car specifications can now be built with a full climate pack which includes a plexiglass canopy and air conditioning. The canopy, made from a toughened acrylic used in armoured windshields and helicopters, slides forward over the nose of the vehicle, and this option costs £21,760. In addition to the canopy configuration, an air conditioning unit can also be fitted with a cost of £3,750. Both these extras, part of the Caparo T1 Climate, can also be retrofitted to existing cars.

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