In the midst of all the top names in sports car history, Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is stepping up to the plate with their new lightweight, ultra high performance, road legal Mono. The BAC Mono is designed and manufactured using the latest racing technology and is battling for top billing amongst vehicles like the Ariel Atom and KTM X-Bow.
The BAC Mono track is a single central-seat featuring an aggressive design. It is constructed from high-strength carbon fiber composite and is powered by a 2.3 liter four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 280 HP. This engine sprints the car to an impressive top speed of 170 mph.
In the official statement, BAC describes their work: "Aimed at drivers who seek a purist driving experience and for whom design, engineering excellence and performance are of paramount importance, Mono is an aggressive design and will set a new benchmark in the small, but elite segment of radical, lightweight sports cars."
For those interested, the Mono is currently on sale for £66,625, or about $107,400 at the current exchange rates, plus local taxes.
UPDATE 12/09/2011: Any fans of the special BAC Mono will be happy to hear that the car will be imported to the US market by Sector111 LLC, California. Only 12 units will be offered at a starting price of $130,000 each.
Hit the jump to read more about the BAC Mono Track Car.
Exterior and Interior
The BAC Mono is a road legal, track day car featuring a single, central-seat design. The exterior of the Mono isn’t as cage-like as its competitors as it features an enclosed front end while the back exposes all of the Mono’s mechanical bits. It is made from high-strength carbon fiber composite which is wrapped around a steel safety cell. The safety cell has an FIA compliant steel rollover structure, a side impact structure, and a front carbon crashbox.
Customers can choose from a wide array of exterior colors including Robot White, Raptor Grey, Seal Grey, Titanium metallic, Gun Metal Grey metallic, Black metallic, White pearl metallic, Green pearl metallic, Gitane Blue pearl metallic, Red pearl metallic, Yellow pearl metallic, and Orange pearl metallic.
Under the hood of the BAC Mono is a normally-aspirated 2.3-liter Cosworth unit mounted longitudinally that delivers a total of 280 HP at 7700rpm and a peak torque of 206 lb-ft at 6000rpm. The engine is mated to an electronically-controlled, paddle-shift, six-speed sequential Hewland transmission with limited-slip differential and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, 0 to 100 mph in 6.7 seconds while top speed goes up to an impressive 170 mph.
The BAC Mono is priced at £66,625 or about $107,400 at the current exchange rates, plus local taxes.
As previously stated, the BAC Mono is hoping to join the ranks of the Ariel Atom and KTM XBow. Both options are more powerful than the Mono with the Ariel Atom packing a 500hp 2.4 liter V8 engine and the newest KTM XBow R bringing an Audi sourced engine with 300hp.
Carbon fiber composite
Impressive top speed
Good overall look
Less powerful than competitors
Limited number of units available