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Vehicle light-weighting guru Gordon Murray has been appointed director of advanced concepts at Caparo Vehicle Products. By applying his strategic planning, vehicle conceptual design, production design skills and motivational abilities, the £725m Caparo Group – a vehicle component supplier based largely in the UK, US and India – aims to realise its manufacturing ambitions of commoditising lightweight composites for the car industry as quickly and efficiently as possible.

http://www.caparo-t1.com/
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0-60 mph in <2.5 seconds
0-100 mph in <5 seconds
cornering: 3+g
braking: 3+g
CF body
Magnesium/Carbon sequential 6-speed
Dry sump V8 with 480 hp at 10,500 RPM
 

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Re: Gordon Murray Joins Caparo as Advanced Concepts Director (gotapex)

I'm sure having his name floating around on their press releases will certainly help them get funding, as well.
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Re: Gordon Murray Joins Caparo as Advanced Concepts Director (gotapex)

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Specs:
0-60 mph in <2.5 seconds
0-100 mph in <5 seconds
cornering: 3+g
braking: 3+g

are those real world numbers or estimates?
 

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Re: Gordon Murray Joins Caparo as Advanced Concepts Director (BlueNDGold)

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are those real world numbers or estimates?

I would think they're estimates at this point. However, the vehicle is shaped like a pure racer, it runs on near slicks, and weighs 1/2 of what a Lotus Exige does.
More info and lots of pictures:
http://www.nobleforums.com/showthread.php?t=820
 
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