BAC Mono Update: Deliveries Start Next Month
£80K price reportedly no barrier to interest for wild single-seater
single seat BAC Monowill be starting next month.
With the bulk of the design and engineering work complete, BAC's Neill Briggs tells PistonHeads it's now a matter of getting the car certified by the various authorities before first deliveries commence in July. And with the paperwork signed, we reckon the street-legal single-seater will be poised to be one of the summer's most talked about cars.
And though £80K for a car with only one seat and an unashamedly hardcore spec might seem a bit of a stretch, BAC and appointed dealer Supervettura in Surrey report strong interest and plenty of orders for the months head. The first two cars will go to trackday firm RS Academy and from that point on BAC has orders for three to four cars a month, and fully expects to meet its goal of building 50 or so cars over the coming year. Briggs says there is the potential to expand production facilities and, if necessary, double that figure subject to suppliers being primed to meet demand.
Goodwood Festival Of Speed and Cholmondeley Pageant Of Power over the summer months. As Supervettura's James Huntley says: "These provide great opportunities for us - with a lot of the early pictures being computer renderings a lot of people didn't quite believe the car was real!"
It most definitely is though, and the spec is a 'who's who' of respected motorsport suppliers including Cosworth for the 2.3-litre 280hp engine, Hewland for the six-speed F3-ready sequential gearbox, Sachs for the pushrod operated dampers and AP Racing for the brakes. If the engineering and build quality live up to the promise, then an £80K asking price for a track toy with only one seat may not be quite such an outlandish proposition for folk with the funds to indulge their fantasies.
I have to say it looks great, but it is better than a Atom / Radical ?
In my opinion the design of this car is streets ahead of the Atom and the Radical in terms of the levels of refinement.
0-60 in 2.8 is staggering - I cannot wait until you see these eating much more traditional supercars on the track
Looks nice...bet they make a Duo later based on the same platform.
The CSRs do have the 2.3ltr though.
Can't see for 80k why you would buy this over any of the higher end 7-esque cars, especially the R500 starting at half that price...