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BAC Mono Makes U.S. Debut at Cars & Coffee Irvine

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A small car maker like Briggs Automotive, the creator of BAC Mono, cannot rent a spot in a major motor show venue. Well, they can. But they have to spend five years worth of sales on it. That is why they decided to make a humble U.S. debut at the Cars & Coffee event in Irvine. There was no real media present at the event, but seeing as Cars & Coffee is chock-full of hard-core car enthusiasts, it is good publicity for BAC.

For those who don’t know, BAC Mono is a single-seater track day car powered by a 280 bhp, normally-aspirated 2.3-litre Cosworth engine, mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox and a limited-slip diff. Since the Mono doesn’t weigh anything, it has a power to weight ratio of 520 bhp per ton. That translates into a 0 to 60mph time of 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 170 mph. The best thing about it, though, is the way it looks, with its rose-jointed pushrod suspension, and formula car-like profile.

In Britain BAC Mono costs £79,950. No word on U.S. pricing yet.

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