The Caparo T1 was launched in the UK and was met with a rather derisive reception, due to it setting fire to Jason Plato (British Touring Car Driver of note), wildly understeering and having bad mechanical problems. However, a relaunch is due, with different trim levels and a new partnership that will actually see the car being delivered to dealerships. This is the news from direct from Caparo:
Caparo T1, the fastest performance super car available, is set to make its debut at Salon Privé on 12th February 2009 at London’s Hurlingham Club. The prestigious event will also be used to announce the T1’s 2009 programme.
True to form this year’s Salon Privé, the UK’s ultimate Super Car and Lifestyle Event, will once again attract a number of high profile guests with its promise of getting up, close and personal with the most exotic modern and vintage super cars in the world. Held in the luxurious and exclusive environment of the Hurlingham Club, the show is regarded by many as London’s favourite motoring party because of its mixture of fashion, style, luxury and automotive haute couture.
Caparo T1, the two-seater performance car that recently took the racing world by storm, will occupy centre stage during the event and is expected to attract a high level of interest. Alongside the car’s distinctive profile, information will also be available on its five new levels of specifications; stating from the most cost effective race track option, to its Race Extreme version, boasting the T1’s most powerful engine, a upgraded electronics package, fully carbon brakes and the latest light weight magnesium wheels.
The Caparo team will shortly be unveiling the brand new partnership with one of the most reputed prestigious car dealerships in the country. The agreement will see Caparo concentrating on the continued development of the T1 and associated technologies, with the continued evolution of the car’s driving experience and pushing further its track and on-the-road performance. The chosen Caparo partner is going to take control of the super car’s sales, marketing and after sales service.