BAC MONO: the most bonkers car on the road?

Two British brothers are hoping to challenge the Bugatti Veyron's lofty performance figures with their racing car for the road, the BAC MONO.

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.

If you happen to be in the market for a single-seat open-topped performance car it's fairly affordable too – quite the bargain at £79,950 in fact.

Neill and Ian Briggs set out to combine their 15 years in the automotive industry to create a unique driving experience, translating the racing car directly to the road.

The 170-mph carbon fibre car is powered by a 2.3-litre Cosworth unit producing 280bhp and mated with a six-speed sequential gearbox and limited-slip differential.

Creator Ian Briggs said: "MONO is the culmination of a 12-year dream for us – the car we wanted to own but nobody else made."

His brother Neill added: "All cars are built to order on a first-come, first-served basis and our flexible production facility has the capacity to manufacture between 50 and 100 vehicles per year – or more if demand requires."

The MONO certainly looks impressive on paper – we can't wait to see the video shots of the first person stupid enough to get behind the wheel, though.
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