British specialty marque BAC is introducing a wider chassis for the MONO which boosts space inside the cockpit.

British specialty marque BAC is introducing a wider chassis for the MONO which boosts space inside the cockpit.

The track-only MONO is about to become a little bit easier to live with as BAC has developed a wider chassis by moving the sides of the tubular steel safety cell outwards. The changes have freed up almost one inch (25 mm) on both sides of the cockpit and there’s an extra 0.1 inches (3 mm) on the driver’s sides thanks to new slimmer side panels. In total, the interior room available is now 2.2 inches (56 mm) wider and should make the MONO more comfortable than before.

The cockpit modifications don’t have an influence on the car’s exterior size which has remained exactly the same. As a consequence, the aerodynamic efficiency is kept intact which means handling and performance also stays the same. The 2016 BAC MONO will continue to run the sprint to 60 miles (96 kilometers) per hour in just 2.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 170 mph (273 kph).

The new thinner side panels can also be had in visible carbon fiber and on the inside the seat and steering wheel can be tailored to the driver’s exact preferences.

We remind you the BAC MONO is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 305 horsepower (227 kilowatts) and 227 pound-feet (308 newton meters) of torque delivered through a six-speed sequential gearbox. It weighs just 1,278 pounds (580 kilograms) distributed 48% front & 52% rear and features an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 525 hp / ton.

BAC says the wider chassis is slated to go on sale this summer.

Source: BAC

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