BAC Mono to make public debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed


June 9, 2011

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The 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks off at the end of the month and one of the vehicles on our "must-see" list is the Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) Mono. Making its public debut at the event, the BAC Mono is a single-seat, road-legal (in Europe), high-performance sports car that looks to just have the edge on its KTM X-Bow and Ariel Atom trackday rivals with the ability to go from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.8 seconds on the way to a top speed of 170 mph (273.6 km/h).

Constructed using carbon fiber composite around a steel safety shell, the BAC Mono weighs in at 540 kg (1,190 lb). It is powered by a longitudinally mounted 2.3 liter, four-cylinder Cosworth engine delivering 280 bhp that is coupled to a Hewland F-3 spec 6-speed sequential gearbox.

The fully-adjustable pushrod suspension features damping elements from SACHS Racing, while AP Racing provides the 295mm ventilated disc brakes. Tire manufacturer Kumho has also developed a special rubber compound designed specifically to suit the Mono's low weight and optimized pushrod suspension.

The BAC Mono measures 3.9m long x 1.8m wide x 1.1m high (12.9 x 5.9 x 3.6 ft) with a ground clearance of 100mm (3.9 in) at the front and 110m (4.3 in) at the rear.

Priced at GBP67,000 (approx. US$109,000 at time of publication) BAC only plans to build 35 Monos with many having already been snapped up. We're betting a few more will be wanting to stake their claim on the remaining vehicles when they get a look at the Mono from June 30 to July 3, 2011 in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England.

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It\'s amazing that they can produce and sell them for only 109k USD. For comparison, a limited production made in the USA with Rotax engine Buell 1190cc motorcycle (super bike) is 45k USD. The BAC car is a relative bargain.

Dana King
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