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  • May 20th 2014 at 3:01PM
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In terms of extreme driving experiences, we imagine a single-seat racecar is the epitome. Seeing as how most of us lack the talent or the ridiculous financial backing and sponsorships to secure a race seat, though, it seems unlikely we'll ever fully realize what the single-seat experience is like.

Enter the BAC Mono. Now, there is still a prohibitive price barrier here – it costs darn near 80,000 pounds ($134,000 at today's rates) in its home market – and it's a pretty single-minded beast. But for those that have the disposable income, the Mono remains a vehicle unlike pretty any thing else that passes for road-legal.

Xcar's latest video revisits the single-seat sports car, and shows just what it's like to tool around in. Scroll down and have a look.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Shahul X
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dream Car... take it over any ferrari/lambo etc....
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like incredible fun, and is something out of my league which I will likely never even see, let alone drive. But I find the figures on the motor disappointing. A 2.3L IL 4 putting out only 285 hp/torque only moderately impressive if it is not turbo charged. If it is not turbocharged, I have to ask why not? There are plenty of examples reliable and well performing small displacement, turbocharged 2-2.5L 4 cylinders on the market today. Why not source a mill that makes more power or weighs less with same output built on one of these proven designs? Lets not forget that Honda made 200hp/torque out of a 2.0L IL4 15 years ago in a modified stock block for the S2000. Once you account for the 14% difference in displacement, that's only about a 5.9% gain in efficiency in all that time. Considering that the Mono is mostly a track day car and doesn't have to live up to the Honda legend of reliability, I expect more output, turbo or not. If it doesn't need more power, and I doubt it does need more power, then cut the displacement down and save the weight. They are excited about offering brake rotors that would save around 10-12 kilos, cutting this to a turbo 1.8L IL3 would have save more than that.
        Joao Carmo
        • 1 Year Ago
        I think the lack of a turbo is because they are prone to heat, complexity and reliability issues for what is primarily a track car. Packaging becomes an issue as well, where would you place the intercooler would be the most obvious concern of mine. Also your figures are incorrect. Honda never made a 2L with 200hp and 200tq. The highest outputs I could find for the following Honda engines; K20 201hp/142tq, K24 201hp/174tq, F22 240hp/162tq. 285hp and 206tq from a NA 2.3L is pretty damn impressive with a specific output of 124hp and 90tq per liter. Honda manages a still stellar 109hp and 74tq per liter from the F22. This makes sense since the Cosworth unit isn't a production line engine but a race bred one. Given the facts I just don't see how it's a disappointing engine, especially considering the power to weight ratio of this thing. I'll take a responsive NA engine versus one prone to lag and heat soak any day in this car.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awesome for sure kinda odd that they said "nothing else like it" several times.... Are we to assume they've never heard of the Atom and X-Bow? They are quite similar
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