Sector111 of Southern California became the sole US distributor of the Mono in 2012, and it builds the track day specials from complete knock-down kits. The company has a history with British specialty sports cars, having started by making performance parts for the Lotus Elise and Exige and becoming a US dealer for the Ariel Atom. Its next goal is to build its own car inspired by these minimalist rides.
The Mono is basically an open-wheel formula car for the road. The single-seater weighs just 1,190 pounds and is powered by a Cosworth-built 2.3-liter four-cylinder with 280 horsepower yoked to a six-speed Hewland sequential gearbox. The company claims that it will hit 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds and prices start at equally breathtaking $200,000.
Scroll down to check out the video of the first Mono built in the States in action, and get inside the head of Sector111 CEO Shinoo Mapleton.