The sensation of acceleration behind the wheel of the BAC Mono R – listening to its 2.5-litre engine scream while the sheer force of movement slingshots the car forwards at unbelievable speed – is tough to beat. Since the fully street-legal Mono R was revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2019, few other driving experiences can match BAC cars for pure excitement, so it’s no surprise that the Mono R has begun to earn accolades.
The Mono R has been named Track Car of the Year at the prestigious GQ Car Awards 2021, beating rivals to earn its crown as the ultimate weekend weapon. The Mono R’s 2.5 litre engine delivers an incredible 343bhp, resulting in an output of 138bhp per litre and a power-to-weight ratio of 618bhp per tonne, making the BAC the perfect car for customers wanting for a road-legal racetrack contender.
With its revolutionary new materials and technology, the Mono R is the first production supercar in the world to feature nano element graphene in its panels, making it a true feat of innovation. GQ Car Awards 2021 panellists Nikki Shields, Paul Ainsworth, Tom Kerridge and Michael Caines were blown away by the concept and delivery of Mono R, which raced ahead of its rivals to scoop the award.
British GQ Automotive Editor Paul Henderson and Columnist Jason Barlow commented: “When the Briggs brothers – one a gifted engineer, the other a brilliant designer – alighted on the idea of re-creating the single-seater racing experience in a road-legal car, it could have been a fast but fragile one-trick pony. A decade and 100-plus cars later, the Mono R lands, sporting 44 new, bespoke carbon-fibre parts, each one enhanced with graphene for extra strength and even less weight.
“The car’s ingeniously skeletal form was unimproveable, but it really is all new. The most visible addition is the ram intake, which delivers more high-pressure cold air to the Mountune-supplied 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine and ups the power output to 343bhp. Given that it weighs a scant 555kg, we’re talking a power-to-weight ratio of 618bhp per tonne. And that is the stat to end all stats.”
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