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BAC MONO

Overview

The company produces the Mono, a single seater road-legal sports car launched in 2011. Engineers from Cosworth, Hewland, Sachs, AP and Kumho Tires partnered with designers at BAC.

The Mono uses carbon fibre composite construction over a steel chassis (with FIA compliant rollover structure) inspired by the construction principles employed in DTM race cars. The nose of the vehicle provides a storage compartment and doubles as impact protection.

The Mono is powered by a 2.3-litre four-cylinder Cosworth engine producing 285 bhp (213 kW; 289 PS) and 206 lb·ft (279 N·m), a heavily modified Ford Duratec. The engine is mounted longitudinally to maintain the centralised balance of the car. The car runs a F3-specification six-speed sequential gearbox developed by Hewland. This gearbox operates a semi-automatic transmission tuned to complete gear shifts in 35 milliseconds. These specifications result in a 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph (274 km/h).

Weight-distribution in the Mono is focused on maintaining a low centre of gravity. The system includes a fully adjustable pushrod suspension system with damping elements made by SACHS Racing. AP Racing developed the retardation and stopping ability of the car. The Mono runs on specifically designed Kumho V70A road tires.

During production, each vehicle is custom-built around the purchaser’s body shape. The size of the seat, pedal reach and steering wheel position are modified in order to suit the individual’s ergonomic requirements.

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Specifications

  • Type :middle engine, rear wheel drive
  • BASE PRICE :140.000 $
  • ENGINE TYPE :2.3-litre 4-cylinder
  • TRANSMISSION :6 speed sequential semi-automatic

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase :2565 mm
  • Length :3952 mm
  • Width :1800 mm
  • Curb weight :540 kgs

Performance

  • Top Speed :274 km/h
  • 0-100km/h :2.9 s
  • 0-200km/h :N/A s
  • 0-300km/h :N/A s

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