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BAC have unveiled their new one-seater Mono based on real racing cars. The MONO has a power-to-weight ratio of more than 520bhp per ton, higher than the Veyron, and reaches 60mph in an eye-watering 2.7 seconds.

Power comes from a 2.3-liter Cosworth engine developing upwards of 280 horsepower, easily capable of rocketing the sub-1,200 pound Mono from 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and seeing it go all the way to a 170 mph top speed.

The car is an object of engineering perfection and desire, courtesy of the Briggs brothers’ 15 years experience of the motor industry, during which time they’ve handled design and engineering consultancy projects for the likes of Ford Motor Company, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, through their company Adaptive Space.

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The car’s aerodynamic design was achieved using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in partnership with Stuttgart University and the entire car is constructed in carbon fibre with a tubular steel driver safety cell, similar in theory to that found in DTM race cars.

The BAC Mono’s racing seat, which can be customized to fit individual drivers, is fixed in place so as not to upset the car’s weight distribution. Shorter or taller drivers can be accommodated, however, thanks to the adjustable steering column and pedal box.

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BAC hopes to sell around 50 examples of the Mono this year, with prices starting at $108,600. That is certainly not cheap, so only time will tell how the buying public will respond to this latest track attack vehicle.