BAC Mono Battles McLaren P1 for Track Superiority [Video]
The most powerful car isn’t always the fastest, we all know that. It’s not unusual for a lighter car to keep up with or even out-duel a more powerful car that weighs more. A track battle between the 931-horsepower McLaren P1 and the BAC Mono bears that out. You can check out the video below, but for those who don’t have three minutes and change to spare (it’s a holiday weekend, you know you do), here’s the summary. The Mono, driven by British racer Oliver Webb, does a fine and dandy job of keeping up with the McLaren, piloted by British driver Paul Bailey. PHOTOS: See More of the 2014 McLaren P1
The Mono, which has a 2.3-liter, 280-horsepower naturally-aspirated four-cylinder under its skin, weighs only about 1,190 pounds. The McLaren, on the other hand, tips the scales at about 3,075 pounds. So it’s clear that the Mono’s lightweight helps (the car can get to 60 mph from a stop in 2.8 seconds) it keep up with the much-more powerful McLaren.
There’s not much more to say, just side back and enjoy the ride. It’s definitely a good way to start a holiday weekend.
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