BAC Mono to Rival Ariel Atom With 1,188 Lb Curb Weight and 280-hp


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.