Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Forza Motorsport 6: The Caparo T1

Now, let's check out one of the cars offered on Forza Motorsport 6's Logitech G Car Pack and this one is way beyond extreme when it comes to performance and thrills.

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This is the Caparo T1 and this extreme track-day machine is the byproduct of the two engineers who used to work for the development of the McLaren F1 hypercar. Its chassis is comprised with carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque while its suspension is a double wishbone with tunable anti-roll bars and five-way adjustable race dampers.

Powering the T1 is a 3.5L, 32-valve, aluminum V8 engine mounted at 90-degrees and lubricated by a dry sump oil system. It produces 575HP of power and 420Nm of torque and because of its 470kg kerb weight, it has a stronger power-to-weight ratio than the Bugatti Veyron. It's mated with a 6-speed sequential gearbox made of magnesium and carbon materials.

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So, upon driving the T1, I never realized how intimidating this open-wheeler is ever since the Ariel Atom. I also found out that this is not an easy car to master because even when you get it right, its intimidating dynamics can hurl you down like a wolf chewing on your arms. When on a wet lap, just a single slip can really cause a major pileup so watch out for it.

With enough practice, you can see how much fun this extreme track toy really is and when compared against its small but terrible oppositions, the Caparo T1 deserves its foes to have a really good kicking.

It maybe inspired from a Formula One car but its performance poses a huge threat to the driver who is not paying attention to its strengths and weaknesses.

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To find out just how intimidating the T1 is, I sent this car round the Top Gear Track and go on a power lap. I know that the Caparo T1 lapped round the track in 1:10.6 (until it was removed from the board for regulations) but because of the wet weather we're facing now, it's going to be different than what The Stig attempted. In theory, very wet laps costs six seconds of lap time so it might be best to find out how fast I can get this T1 round the Top Gear Track when wet.

Without further ado, the wet lap attempt for the T1...



In a case of "what ifs", the T1 lapped round the Top Gear track in 1:16.489 when wet so if this track dried up, I have beaten the lap time set by The Stig, which is fairly close but remarkable if you understand how to take good care of the deadly Caparo T1.

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The Caparo T1 is part of Forza Motorsport 6's Logitech G Car Pack. If you have the Car Pass, be sure to pick up the DLC pack and drive the Caparo T1 in-game today!

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