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Video: Caparo T1 driven by Mika Hakkinen

The Caparo T1, also known as the road-going Formula One car. The team at EVO magazine in the UK recently went for a drive in a Caparo T1 on the Goodwood estate with former F1 champion Mika Hakkinen behind the wheel.
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The video pretty much speaks for itself, showcasing the brutal acceleration potential of the T1. Hakkinen doesn't seem too shy with the throttle either and even does a couple of standing-start launches in the car to see what's what.

In case you end up wondering what produces the fierce high-revving sounds, it's a 3.5-litre Menard V8 engine, an engine originally designed for Indy car racing. It produces 429kW of power at 10,500rpm and 420Nm of torque at 9000rpm. In a car with a dry weight of just 420kg, it comes as no surprise that the T1 is able to sprint from 0-100km/h in under 2.5 seconds. Take a look below.