Video: BAC Mono review by Autocar

September 12, 2011

A small British company seems to have come up with a cracker of a track car. It’s called the BAC Mono (Briggs Automotive Company), and according to this review, it’s a fantastic bit of kit.

The lucky guys at Autocar in the UK, Steve Sutcliffe, more specifically, has just done a video review of the all-new BAC Mono. Think of it as like an Ariel Atom with panels, or a Lotus Elise with a bit more power and a bit more flare.

BAC says the car was created as a Forumla 3 car for the road. With a single, central driver’s seat layout and a Formula 3 engine, gearbox, and suspension, it doesn’t get much closer.

Power comes from a 2.3-litre four-cylinder Cosworth engine outputting 209kW (280hp), backed up by a full sequential manual F3 transmission. The BAC Mono also features a carbon fibre crush box and a carbon fibre body, all weighing in at just 540kg – providing a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.5kg/kW (Bugatti Veyron is 2.4kg/kW).

Click play on the video below for the full BAC Mono review for a gist of what it’s like to drive.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.