Caparo has announced the T1 Evolution is currently in development and already available on order.
As its name suggest, we are dealing with an evolution of the T1 which originally came out in 2006. On November 11, 2007 it became the fastest car tested by Top Gear with a time of 1:10.6, thus surpassing the Koenigsegg CCX which previously posted a 1:17.6 lap. However, it never made it onto the lap board because the T1 was too low to drive over a speed bump. At its heart is a V8 3.5-liter engine generating 575 bhp (429 kW) at 10,500 rpm and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) at 9,000 rpm. It is believed that when running on methanol fuel the engine can generate as much as 700 bhp (520 kW)
Details about what will power the T1 Evolution have not been provided but we do know it will have at least 700 bhp together with a stiffer suspension, ABS, ESP and a traction control system. Chassis tweaks will also be implemented to make the vehicle safer while on the inside there will be a digital display showing all relevant info.
It's not known at this moment whether the T1 Evolution will have a road-legal status like its predecessor. Caparo says the vehicle will be offered with parts finished in silver, gold and platinum and there will also be Virtual Engineer packages but details have not been released. Performance figures are likely to exceed those of the T1 which completes the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in less than 2.5 seconds and tops out at 205 mph (330 km/h) when the adjustable suspension is lowered to improve aerodynamics and increase downforce.