BAC Mono Update: Deliveries Start Next Month

We'll soon know if it really is the car of choice for unsociable trackday drivers, as first deliveries of the 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.

Demand could pick up further following public appearances at events like the 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.

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  • Gadgeroonie 10 Jun 2011

    hmm 80k and only 280 bhp ?

    i have to say it looks great, but it is better than a Atom / Radical ?

  • ellesmereFNC 10 Jun 2011

    I've seen this in the flesh at Oulton Park a couple of times, it really does look like a quailty piece of engineering, good luck to BAC. I have no friends so just need £80k now.

  • MogulBoy 10 Jun 2011

    Looks absolutley superb to me. Really hope that they are sucessful.

  • another 3 points 10 Jun 2011

    Divorce, Exhibit A.

  • 300bhp/ton 10 Jun 2011

    Not heard of these before. But I have to say it's sort of the type of car I was envisaging for an IOM TT attempt. Although I was admittedly thinking of another 800hp more hehe

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