Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rent or Buy: Insane BAC Mono Racer Is Yours For Life—Or By the Day

Rent or Buy: Insane BAC Mono Racer Is Yours For Life—Or By the Day: "

It weighs in at a shade under 1200 pounds. It’s got a naturally aspirated Cosworth four-banger displacing 2.3 liters, and it cranks 280 hp and 207 lb-ft through a Hewland six-speed sequential box. No, it’s not some kind of perverse formula car. It’s the 1188-lb BAC Mono and it’s road legal (in Europe, at least). In the spirit of techoid road/track weapons like the Caparo T1 and the KTM X-Bow, the carbon-fiber Mono splits the difference, putting the driver in the middle of the car like the Caparo at a price point closer to the KTM.

If you’ve got the discretionary income but don’t want to drop the sixty-six-thousand-odd quid on full-time custody of a Mono, the gents at RS Academy have you covered. They’ve added the car to their fleet of track-day hero-mobiles. Membership in the European track club offers the chance to cane the Mono, as well as corner-scalpels like the Ferrari 430 Challenge, Porsche GT3 RS, Caterham Superlight, Ariel Atom ,and Noble M600 around the Circuit Paul Ricard, Spa Francorchamps, the Nürburgring, and the Swanky-McSwankerson Ascari Race Resort. Membership will set the well-heeled among you back £7500 ($12,241.42 as of this writing) and covers the first track day. After that, sessions range in price from £2500 for a day of faffing about on the circuit up to £7500 for a full weekend of racing—which covers fuel, insurance and instruction.


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