BAC Mono The First Single Seater Production Sports Car
This BAC is Briggs Automotive Company and they've built the BAC Mono , said to be the first single-seater production sports car – In the world. 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.
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."
Designed to be the ultimate track toy, the road-legal Mono features a lightweight carbon fiber body which covers an FIA compliant steel safety cell.
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.
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.
Specs engine, the BAC Mono is a 2.3 liter four-cylinder engine 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 F-3 spec 6-speed sequential gearbox from Hewland and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 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. There will only be 35 units built and Briggs has already announced that 10 of those units have already been scooped up. Oh, and it’s only being sold in the UK so that should make the 35 units more attainable for some.