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BAC MONO specs

Car type Open-wheeler
Curb weight 540 kg (1190 lbs)
Power / weight 526 ps (519 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 513 Nm (378 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2013
Origin country United Kingdom
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Performance

Top speed 274 kph (170 mph)
0 - 100 kph 2.9 s
0 - 60 mph 2.8 s

Powertrain

Engine type 4
Displacement 2.3 l (140 ci)
Power 284 ps (280 bhp / 209 kw)
Torque 277 Nm (204 lb-ft)
Power / liter 123 ps (122 hp)
Transmission 6
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

Laptimes 8

MONO rivals

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sroser  11m ago

True that. The 2.5 is a very different car with different tyres (Kuhmos), just noticed that.


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saxy  1y ago

Sroser back to your old self.

The Mono in question is an updated and upgraded car. The radicals you are comparing are different cars as well.

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sroser  1y ago

saxy - different drivers on different days. Richard Meaden is GT racing pro driver with a 15 year long career, Bovingdon is not. Note that the Mono is 3s quicker than RXC on Anglesey and 1s slower on Blyton Park outer. Yeah different drivers make huge differences. Evo have at least 4 different drivers.

Catchpole - Skilled amateur
Bovingdon - Ditto
Meaden - GT racing pro.
Franchitti - 4 times Indy Car Champion.

So their times are highly inconsistent.


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sroser  1y ago

1:07.7 on Anglesey Coastal. Evo Issue 229, driver Richard Meaden.


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bob  1y ago

haha referring to the caparo t1 saxy...
which...if my old noggin serves me right is road legal.
not sure if they still make them though, think I remember reading an article they went under a few years ago and were rebranded as an advanced engineering company
p1 gtr is the biggest waste of money since the titanic


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saxy  1y ago

Lol you are defending a 2 million dollar road illegal track car with racing slicks being beaten by a road legal track car for less than 10% the price?

Actually no, put slicks on the Mono for those tracks and I guarantee you the mono will be faster at Silverstone. Spa would be similar.


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bob  1y ago

id say yes, but itd be close around anglesey.
around a super circuit like silverstone or spa no contest
ps can someone add the new 2.5 litre mono? can post specs if needed
article in the most recent evo magazine saxy
video coming soon


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lafars  1y ago

can confirm through GCF (article got copied onto P1 GTR thread)

now the obvious question, can the caparo T1 beat the BAC mono?


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saxy  1y ago

Source?


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bob  1y ago

the 2016, 2.5 litre version of this car just did a 1:07.70 at anglesey coastal.... 8 tenths faster than a p1 gtr...


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RobertPhillips  3y ago

Having watched quite a few youtubes showing off the bac mono...l have come to this conclusion.
Its better looking than the caterham, aerial atom, ktm & radical combined. A forced induction cosworth engine may make it even better? Hats off to the designers & engineers. A road leagal gocart for grown ups & boys with toys.
Absolutely sensational.


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BR2+  3y ago

Disagree 100%


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Caparo  3y ago

The Caparo is a great piece of engineering. However it can't be compared to the aerial atom, ultima gtr 720 or bac mono or any other super car for that matter.

All the above mentioned & not mentioned can be driven from home to the track & back again.
The Caparo cant even get around a bend at slow speed with outspinning out.
As an all out race car "fabulous"
And only a race car could compete with it..ie a f3 or le mans category race car.
Pls compare apples with apples.
Cant go past bac mono or an ultima gtr 720.


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P_981  4y ago

Time at Spa Francorchamps with wet surface. A nice looking car and really fast enough for nearly every other car. But no downforce beast. My favorite sports car.


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Fangio Man  5y ago

@BR2
I am sorry, I did not know that and underestimated the car.


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Fangio Man  5y ago

"Only bad thing is lack of a passenger seat!"

LOL, I did not even noticed it has just one seat.


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Mental  5y ago

It is unbelievable, that BAC Mono beats round the track the car (Atom V8) that generates 350 bhp/tonne (!!!) more!

I would never suppose this car, whose engine is way not the starkest, is such a successful performance tool, and make so a lot of noise around it. And BAC looks surprisingly beautiful for such a street-legal track car! Well, hats off.


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Peter N  5y ago

This is now better than atom v8 in every way. Better looking, higher mph, quicker round a track. Only bad thing is lack of a passenger seat!!


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BR2'  5y ago

@Fangio

That Thing has such high downforce levals, it scrapes the ground at higher speeds as posted by DeDe(STill find awesome and hilarious), mix that with Big arse good Michelin tyres, awesome and powerfull engine, and light weight, with over great handling and handling feel, and you got a car that's gonna do fast times, also mix in the better brakes, stickier tyres, revised suspension, lighter weight, even MORE downforce, and power, and your even Faster(Competition Model)

That S7 held the Fastest MT Figure 8 time for a LONG time on Motortrend, but was beaten by the ZO6 and GT2RS..ONLY, and I "Think" its still 3rd today, so im in no way gonna underestimate how fast it wold be round a track. That car was designed to Race.

The other competition, was designed to go around a track even more so, NO compromise racers.

Both the Gumpert and Ultima have proven how fast they are round a track, (For the "Normal" ategory-_-") The Mono, Radical and Atom have also, Just the LeBlanc hasn't, RST just on one track.

But I believe the T1 would come on top no matter who the competition it goes on. its simply too fast.


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Fangio Man  5y ago

@BR2
I am surprised of your high expectations in the Saleen. I never thought the Saleen S7 could do such fast laptimes because it looks more like it is designed for speed, not for downforce. Also, I think the Competition has too much power, and will not find traction on a curvy track.

But I could be wrong though...


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NIN  5y ago

At this level and with cars like this, setup is so important. Give each car a team to help set it up and 1 HIGHLY skilled driver to drive them all and I think the T1 would finish on top.


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BR2'  5y ago

As fast as this car is, it would get utterly raped by a T1, as would every car, there are FEW cars that can contend with a Caparo T1, Lets see..

These 9 cars are within My estimations of the cars that "Could' compete with a Caparo T1 round a track, I know atleast 4 WILL compete with it in a heated battle, and 3 that could possibly contend with it, and 2 that would get beat, but still not far behind, Theres also 5 new cars introduced in 2013 that could potentially beat it or have similar lap times(You should know which ones)

(Potentially Beat *)
(Compete >)
(Lose x)

Saleen S7 TwinTurbo Competition
Gumpert Apollo S MK2 Enraged
Ultima GTR 720
* Leblanc Mirabeau
Mosler MT900S GTR XX
x Caterham Super 7 RST V8-Levante
Ariel Atom 500 V8
* Radical SR8LM
x Bac Mono

There may be a few im missing on that list..


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Fangio Man  5y ago

@NIN
He said that when a fake time was added at Bedford. The fake time was 10 seconds faster than the T1s.


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NIN  5y ago

i think this car is a bit faster then Caparo T1

No, it isn't. It DID look good sliding through the corners on Top Gear lap, though.


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....  5y ago

only if lap time isn't fake


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....  5y ago

i think this car is a bit faster then Caparo T1


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Fangio Man  5y ago

Is the production limited?


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PeterN  5y ago

There were 5 then 2 part special.


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Mental  5y ago

How many episodes of 19th season have they already shown?

I wouldn't be wondered if they haven't already tested AM Vanquish and Ferrari F12b.. what are they waiting for?


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phavyarden  5y ago

@FL
Hey m8, don't want to be annoying, but can you please help us and fix SRT Page :), we will update some laptimes