The 2017 BAC Mono has just been upgraded with graphene body panels, an advanced material similar to carbon fiber but consists of sheets just one atom thick. It’s 20% lighter than carbon fiber, but 200-times stronger than steel, thanks to the arrangement of carbon atoms which form rigid, honeycomb-like structures within the material. The street-legal F1 supercar is powered by a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing that delivers 305 bhp and 308 nM of torque, good for a blistering 0-60mph time of 2.8-seconds. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“The updated model also features five-stage traction control; intelligent launch control; and switchable auto upshift, whereby the car surges up the ratios automatically – this can be turned off via the multifunction steering wheel. An illuminated switchgear now sits on the wheel itself, which has a faster-ratio rack and turns 1.7 times lock to lock. Plus an electronic parking brake has been added to reduce weight and, as with the new wider chassis – now standard – further enhances cockpit space,” according to Design Boom.