The BAC Mono has finally arrived in the United States where it premiered at Cars and Coffee in Irvine, California.

The BAC Mono has finally arrived in the United States where it premiered at Cars and Coffee in Irvine, California.

Aimed to be a rival of the Ariel Atom, the BAC Mono is a single-seat, street-legal race car powered by a 2.3-liter normally-aspirated Cosworth engine producing 280 hp (209 kW). The power unit is connected to a Hewland 6-speed sequential gearbox with a limited-slip differential. It enables the monoposto to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and 100 mph (160 km/h) in 6.7 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 170 mph (273 km/h).

As far as suspension goes, the BAC Mono features a rose-jointed and aero-profiled pushrod configuration with Sachs Racing adjustable dampers. Tipping the scales at just 540 kg (1,190 lbs), the single-seater has a power to weight ratio of 520 hp / ton, with a weight distribution of 48:52 front/rear.

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