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Caparo Vehicle Technologies (CVT) is a boutique supercar manufacturer based in England. It was began by two former engineers of McLaren Cars Ltd. and cut their teeth helping design and engineer hyper exotic supercars like the McLaren F1, among others.
The Caparo T1 is an ultralightweight 2 seater sports car designed by former members of the McLaren group and intended to reach production in late 2006. Formerly known as the Freestream T1, the design was envisioned as a road-legal car with performance approaching that of a Formula 1 race car.
Target specifications include a dry weight of 500 kg with a power output of around 373 kW (500 BHP), giving the vehicle a 1000 BHP per tonne ratio. Expected performance figures are 0-60 MPH in around 2.5 seconds, over 200 MPH top speed, and capable of cornering at more than 3.0 G, the two latter figures are however greatly affected by the configuration of the adjustable aerodynamics setup of the car. The expected overall performance is close to that of a GP2 Series race car.