2016 BAC Mono

2016 BAC Mono
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Not long ago, the super-lightweight sports car market comprised just one vehicle: the Caterham 7, which is still built on the recipe automotive genius Colin Chapman introduced in 1957. More recently though, the track-day-car segment has expanded to include products such as the Ariel Atom, KTM X-Bow and BAC Mono. Built by Briggs Automotive Company in a small shop near Liverpool, the Mono just received an update for 2016 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Founded in 2009, BAC needed just two years to develop the Mono single-seat sports car, with input from iconic British brands such as Cosworth and Hewland. The original recipe was simple and followed in the footsteps of the legendary Lotus Seven. The Mono tipped the scales at less than 600 kg (1,323 pounds) and used a small-displacement engine rated 285 horses for a supercar-like power-to-weight ratio.

The updated Mono was developed along the same lines. Now slightly lighter and more powerful, it takes on updated rival offerings from companies such as Caterham and Ariel. The cockpit is still custom-built around the customer’s body shape for the utmost experience on both the road and the track. Keep reading to find out what’s new.

Updated 9/1/2015: Our man Jonathan Lopez took some pics at Monterey Car Week. Enjoy!

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 BAC Mono.

 

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2016 BAC Mono

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