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Fans of road-legal track stars like the Ariel Atom, KTM X-Bow and Lotus 2-Eleven now have another option to choose from, the BAC Mono. And unlike some of its rivals, the Mono is available to order in the U.S.
With only 12 examples coming this way, however, local test drives of the car are almost non-existent. Over in the UK it's a different story, and a number of journos have already managed to get some time behind the wheel, including Chris Harris who used the Mono in the latest episode of his new Web series Chris Harris On Cars.
Sadly, poor weather meant Harris wasn’t able to test the Mono to its extremes but he does manage to see how it performs in the wet.
Powered by a 2.3-liter Cosworth engine good for 280 horsepower, the 1,188 pound Mono can rocket from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 170 mph. It comes with a sequential-shift Hewland gearbox, a fully adjustable Sachs suspension and AP Racing brakes, ensuring that the Mono turns and stops as well as it accelerates.
Looking at the Mono, and its specs, one may assume it will be quite an intimidating drive. However, as Harris discovers after his quick stint in the car, it’s actually quite accommodating and one the best handling track cars in the wet. Hit play now to find out more.