A British sports car maker by the name Briggs Automotive Company has announced a new lightweight, single-seat road racer that would compete with the likes of Caterham and Airel. Known as the BAC Mono, the car is for “drivers who seek a purist driving experience and for whom design, engineering excellence and performance are of paramount importance.”
Right so what’s the fun par about this car? Weighing in at just 1,118 pounds, the BAC Mono is powered by a 2.3L 4-cylinder inline engine from Cosworth making 280-hp at 7,700 rpm with a maximum torque of 207 lb-ft at 6,600 rpm. That allows the BAC Mono to have a power to weight ratio of 520-hp per ton. Mated to a Hewland FTR 6 speed sequential (LSD semi-auto paddle shift) transmission, the BAC Mono can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 170 mph. Simply amazing.
BAC plans on making 50 units of the Mono this year with prices starting at £66,625 plus local taxes ($107,786 USD).
– By: Omar Rana