According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), lowering the legal limit on drinking and driving could save hundreds of lives each year.
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Drunk drivers in Washington D.C. can expect stiffer penalties starting tomorrow when the Comprehensive Impaired Driving Act of 2012 takes effect.
The BAC Mono has taken the UK by storm, packing 280-hp in a tiny, lightweight 1,190-lb frame and will now be heading to North American soil thanks to Sector111, who will be importing in less than 12 Monos for 2012. Sector111 will be responsible for all sales and service of the BAC Mono in the US.
Sector111 is well known for their performance parts and service for the Lotus Elise, Exige and the Ariel Atom, so BAC’s Mono should feel right at home in their Temecula, California headquarters. Pricing for the BAC Mono in the United States wasn’t announced, but based on today’s conversion rates and the UK’s MSRP pricing, it should be around $125,000. It’ll be interesting to see how quickly these sell out and where they’ll end up in America.
GALLERY: BAC Mono
Since going fast on public roads is both stupid and dangerous, not to mention illegal, more people are turning towards track days for their speed thrills. This has increased the demand for track-day specials like the Caterham 500 and the Ariel Atom. Now there will be a new kid on the block, fighting for your attention.
It’s called the Mono and it’s from Britain’s newest car company, Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), and from the looks of this first product, they mean business. The Mono is a single-seater sportscar that weighs just 1,188 lbs. and is powered by a Cosworth developed 2.3-liter engine. Max output is 280 hp at 7700 rpm and 207 lb-ft of torque at 6000 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox, same as the ones used in F3 race cars.
As you could imagine, its performance numbers are quite impressive. 0-60 mph takes just 2.8 seconds, while top speed is quoted at 170 mph.
BAC hopes to sell around 50 examples of the Mono this year, with prices starting at $108,600. That is certainly not cheap, so only time will tell how the buying public will respond to this latest track attack vehicle.