The British exotic marquee BAC has recently announced the introduction of a new chassis for the Mono supercar that will bring more space to the cockpit thanks to the former’s increased width.
The Mono is exclusively available as a racing model but that doesn’t mean comfort needs to be sacrificed in full, apparently believes BAC – the specialty brand has developed a wider chassis for the model by means of reshaping the tubular steel safety cell. Thanks to the changes there’s almost one inch (25 mm) of additional free space on each side of the cockpit and some 0.1 inches (3 mm) on the driver’s sides due to the use of new, slimmer side panels. The total cabin enhancements have brought 2.2 inches (56 mm) of increased width. The cockpit enhancements have not affected the car’s exterior size – meaning there’s no negative impact on the aerodynamic efficiency, which is also good news for the supercar’s handling and performance.
The 2016 BAC MONO keeps sprinting to 60 miles (96 kilometers) per hour in 2.8 seconds and will keep going until it hits the max speed of 170 mph (273 km/h). By the way, if looks are equally important the model’s new thinner side panels can be obtained in visible carbon fiber while the seat and steering wheel can be delivered to the exact specifications of the driver/owner. The Bac Mono uses as motivation a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine churning out 305 horsepower (227 kilowatts) and 227 pound-feet (308 Newton meters) of torque and tips the scales at just 1,278 pounds (580 kilograms).