If nothing else, the BAC Mono is as close as you’ll get to a street-legal F1 car. Priced from $130,000, this 1,190-pound, single-seater is powered by a mid-mounted naturally aspirated 2.3L Ford Duratec engine tuned by Cosworth that generates 280-horsepower. With a power-to-weight ratio that beats the Bugatti Veyron, the Mono is capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in a bonkers 2.8-seconds, 0-100 mph in 6.7 seconds and has a 170mph top speed. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
“When the road bends, there’s virtually no lag between the time your brain sends the impulse to your arms to turn the wheel, and the resulting lateral motion; the Mono moves as though the steering rack is directly connected to your frontal lobe. Attacking a winding road becomes an addictive game of left-right-right-right-left turns, flicking side-to-side with little perceptible body roll or heave. This is driving at its finest, all muscle and no fat, a focused exercise in momentum and precision that you can’t get from mega horsepower cars that spin tires at the drop of a hat,” says Fortune.