Autocar's ex-racer scribe Steve Sutcliffe sat himself in the middle of the BAC Mono – which is the only place to sit, actually – and came away with a helmet full of glee. The £79,950 single-seater apparently drives just like an F3 car, an effect created in part by its 1,190-pound weight, 280-horsepower, four-cylinder Cosworth engine and its F3 suspension. Sutcliffe said it handles better than a Lotus Elise, which one might expect of a race car for the road, but that it also drives better, too.

Briggs Automotive Company is making 35 Monos this year, but they're all spoken for. Next year's run of 50 is also sold out. So while you wait for 2013 and a bunch of money to afford it, there's the video after the jump to keep you entertained. Another video you'll find there: Bjork's "All is Full of Love," which was said to have influenced the BAC Mono's design. That's what we call cool.






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      sonicpunk32
      • 3 Years Ago
      If I was rich, I'd buy this just so I could drive it on the city streets, to and from the grocery store, on the highway, just to see the look on people's faces when they say "what the frakk is that guy driving an F1 car on the streets?!!!111" Oh and also to see how many times I can get pulled over by the police for simply NOT going over the speed limit but instead to get questioned on what the hell I'm driving. Despite this being street legal, can you imagine how many times you'd get pulled over?
      Phontsolo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bad ass.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      B Beauvais-Beauvais
      • 3 Years Ago
      I, for one, welcome our lesbian robot overlords.
      AcidTonic
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm interested to hear more about the 4 cylinder cosworth motor. After looking it up, I found out that it's naturally aspirated. Ugh, really thought something this nice would have a turbo....... Still a very nice car but Forced Induction please :).
        Tom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        280 horsepower from 2.3 liters isn't enough? You'd rather have turbo lag than instantaneous response? Unless you're scaling high altitudes, I fail to see the advantage.
      David S.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The all-new BAC Mono. Inspired by lesbian robots.
      Stuart
      • 3 Years Ago
      this fantastic car would cause so many problems unless the wife and i had one each. i want two and i want them now!!!
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a beautiful car. This > KTM X-Bow
      MechE
      • 3 Years Ago
      What....the.....heck is that second video...hahaha.
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      Elmo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wouldn't be surprised if this replaces the KTM X-Bow in the RoC this year.
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