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.