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Sick and tired of getting pushed around by Ariel Atoms at your local track day? Briggs Automotive Company, who prefer the acronym BAC, are getting ready to produce the Mono. It's a carbon-fiber shell wrapped around a single-passenger steel cell.

The BAC Mono's 2.3-liter Cosworth four-cylinder engine makes 280-horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, and it's mated to a Hewland six-speed sequential gearbox. Those power figures put it right in line with all non-V8-equipped Atoms. However, the BAC Mono weighs in at just 1,190 pounds - 160 pounds less than the Atom.

BAC plans to build just 35 examples of the Mono, and the first 10 are already spoken for. You better start saving your cash if you're interested because the Mono will cost you £67,000, or about $108,000 USD, before tax.

[Source: Jalopnik]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Schwing!

      That is amazing looking. While the Atom is an astonishing performer, its looks fall way off the charts, whereas this BAC is amazing looking! m/m/
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn it. I wanted to build something like this for the longest time. Such an untapped segment the single seater track day car
        • 4 Years Ago
        The only problem with that is people tend to realize they're out of money about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way to the project. Then it doesn't get completed. Then it turns into something like that batmobile 8 wheeled double rotary engine powered not-running atrocity.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Then do it. The world needs more superlight fighters.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @greens: by atrocity, do you mean "potentially the most amazing car to compete in a LeMons race?"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great! Another solution to a question nobody's asking.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That looks amazing! Do want....
      • 4 Years Ago
      yes please!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks more like a KTM X-Bow fighter to me...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Um the X-Bow is in the same segment as the Ariel Atom. Looks don't put a certain car into a segment, performance and specs are what put it in the segment.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome looking car.

      But honestly, I think these expensive track day cars (X-Bow, Atom, etc) are even more of a tease than cars like the GT-R and 911.

      Do you know how much money you need to have in order to drop $100k on a track-day toy?!?!

      At least with a GT-R you have a car that you could drive every day!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, well it LOOKS awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      love it. I have been trying to get local motors to build a car with this DNA for quite some time. but with a tube frame so the cost will come down drastically
        • 4 Years Ago
        This is a tube frame with carbon bodywork, best of both worlds.
      Oz
      • 3 Years Ago
      The DP1 (now the D1) will smoke it, 500HP, all wheel drive and ~850lbs, click on second car on left. http://www.dpcars.net/ Oz
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