Limited edition BAC Mono single-seater race car
The aftermarket parts-and-service based Californian brand Sector 111 LLC has taken upon the task of bringing the BAC Mono Seat Single Racer to the United States. They basically deal with Ariel Atom and Lotus Exige and Elite cars. The BAC racer is intended for those that need to feel the sensations one can have on the track and it comes with a price that needs quite large pockets.
The word Mono comes from the Italian Monoposto which means single-seat-er and it represents the base principle of this particular car that’s meant to bring everything an F1 driver feels to everyone’s knees, through a street-legal demon-car.
The body of the vehicle is made out of carbon fiber, for reduced weight and great resistance, while the manufacturers have hidden a 2.3l Cosworth engine that develops up to 280 HP under the bonnet. All that power is controlled and distributed by a 6-speed sequential gear-box and transmission along with a limited-slip differential.
Even if the power doesn’t seem to put it in the supercar class, it’s to remember that the BAC Mono Seat Single Racer weighs only 1,190 lbs and has a power to weight ratio of 520HP/ton, which is great, superior to even a Bugatti Veyron or any Ferraris and Lamborghinis out there.
That means only 1 thing – speed! The 170 mph-top-speed beast-car accelerates from naught to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and from naught to 100mph in 6.7. This is a great means of entertainment, but keep in mind that all that power needs attention, during driving sessions, or it may turn against you. It costs $130,000, a bargain if your pockets are large enough.