UK engineering firm Caparo is working on an uprated version of its T1 supercar, dubbed the T1 Evolution, that the company claims will produce more than 700bhp.
According to the company's website, the revised version of the car will retain the "race DNA of its predecessor" but will get new exterior looks, an updated chassis, stiffer suspension, a redesigned cockpit with an infotainment system and ABS, traction and stability control.
The company wouldn't be drawn on further details when contacted by Autocar, but a power output of more than 700bhp from the T1 Evolution would eclipse the original car's 575bhp, which came from a motor sport-derived 3.5-litre V8 engine. The T1 could reach 60mph from a standing start in 2.5 seconds, with 100mph surpassed in less than 5.0 seconds.
The V8 engine in the original Caparo T1 was bench-tested to around 700bhp, so it's possible that the original car's powertrain will be retained for this new iteration.
Caparo's website states the company is now taking orders for the T1 Evolution. A company spokesman declined to reveal pricing, but it's likely the T1 Evolution will be pitched above the £211,000 demanded for original T1.