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 theAriel 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.

  • 2011 BAC Mono Track Car
  • Year:
    2011
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    four-cylinder
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    280@7700
  • Torque @ RPM:
    206@6000
  • Displacement:
    2.3 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    170 mph
  • car segment:

Exterior and Interior

2011 BAC Mono Track Car Exterior
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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.

Engine

2011 BAC Mono Track Car Exterior
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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.

Prices

2011 BAC Mono Track Car Exterior
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The BAC Mono is priced at £66,625 or about $107,400 at the current exchange rates, plus local taxes.

Competition

2011 BAC Mono Track Car Exterior
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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.

2011 BAC Mono Track Car Exterior
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  • Leave it
    • Less powerful than competitors
    • Limited number of units available

What do you think?
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19 comments:

  (1) posted on 11.1.2013

Left stunned by this hi-tech race-borg design, ludicrous speed & power-to-weight ratio coming from a normally aspirated strait 4 cyl. HEART of this BEAST. Just had to put this up there, rarely I comment on reviews, but i just had to... Sh*t, I think I... Damn I wanna own & drive one right now... :/

  (1) posted on 11.22.2012

Andy Miller and Audilicious you are both wrong. It is not built in japan. Its built by a uk company. Alway’s has done and alway’s will be.

  (395) posted on 06.27.2012

Yeah right, the Japanese locals are not that concern with how it looks, but on how it performs.

  (530) posted on 04.27.2012

Ah, it’s from Japan! That’s why it is very efficient and powerful. Even if it has an odd design, I think it helps its performance anyway.

  (378) posted on 01.4.2012

Wow! That was good to know! And i’m sure that those 12 units of them will be sold out. I love the exterior design of it also, and so with its white body paint.

  (728) posted on 12.27.2011

It was really nice in a sexy figure of the car. The combination of white and black color was very classic, This was very angst in look, masculine and awesome. I agree that 280HP is not enough for the car like this, I think more enhancement is needed.

  (384) posted on 12.14.2011

280 horsepower for a sports car is definitely not great neither good on this track car. However, I would admit that it has an admiring appearance, and its over-all feature seems so perfect on it.

  (466) posted on 12.12.2011

Wow! This is really a super cool track car! Well, if I compared it to its competitor, this one looks more aggressive and lovely. However, I noticed that its platform seems too huge for a sports vehicle like this.

  (306) posted on 11.23.2011

The maximum speed of this vehicle is truly so impressive, but I still find that its competitor is more powerful than on it. I also admit that the over-all appearance of it is absolutely looking cool and awesome with it.

  (600) posted on 10.6.2011

Truly outstanding style and concept, I like the black-and-white combination. Very impressive from its side-impact structure overall specs and materials used truly exceptional.

  (444) posted on 08.1.2011

Agreed. The speed performance of this car is quite less powerful compare to its competitor. However, its kind of faster in terms of 0-60 mph.

  (762) posted on 08.1.2011

This is definitely one of the racing bred vehicle. The styling look so futuristic and aggressive! However, I still refer the KTM for its more powerful compare to this vehicle.

  (600) posted on 03.18.2011

Well, this one is definitely a nice looking car. But alas, we mere mortals won’t be able to have it. Might as well just enjoy ourselves by looking at it.

  (692) posted on 03.18.2011

Yeah definitely a freaking good looking toy. I really like how they decided to ditch the traditional design and made this one very futuristic looking.

  (380) posted on 03.17.2011

This one is definitely an impressive toy for the big boys. I wonder of this is street legal. Would really be nice to drive to the office in one of these.

  (302) posted on 03.16.2011

Well known, this one is actually a fine looking car. And it is street legal right. Wonder how it would feel to drive this one on the road.

  (630) posted on 03.16.2011

I would definitely pick this one over the Atom. I really like its design because it feels rather unique when compared to the more conventional designs of its competitors.

  (728) posted on 03.16.2011

When i first saw this truck it reminded me of the KTM and Ariel Atom!
Yeah, i was right! There’s a competition between the three. I think they should join the F1 so
that we will know who’s better among them. I’m looking forward for this race!

  (142) posted on 03.15.2011

Whoa! ,has just 280hp but 0-60 in 2.8 and 170mph top speed.. it must be lighter than its competitors! sadly, its a single seat.

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