More power for 2016 BAC Mono

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Updated single-seat track car gets brand new 2.5-litre Mountune engine, taking its power output to 305bhp along with its cost tag to £125,000

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The 2016 BAC Mono receives a brand new engine along with more power as part of its latest upgrade.

Revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, the vehicle is usually today powered by a brand new 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine developed by Mountune – which is usually today BAC’s official technical partner.

The brand new engine – derived via Ford’s Duratec unit – produces 305bhp along with 227lb ft of torque, which BAC says is usually enough to get the Mono to 60mph in just 2.8 seconds. the vehicle includes a top speed of 170mph. The Mono’s old 2.3-litre four-cylinder Cosworth engine produced 280bhp along with 206lb ft.

The brand new powerplant has contributed to an increase from the vehicle’s kerb weight, which rises to 580kg compared to the 540kg of the previous Mono.

some other upgrades for the 2016 style year include a brand new drive-by-wire throttle system, along with brand new fitment options for drivers, which BAC says results in a steering wheel along with seat custom-made for each Mono owner.

BAC reports in which during its unofficial timed runs at the Festival of Speed, the Mono recorded a fastest time of 47.9 seconds up the 1.16-mile hillclimb route. in which’s significantly faster than the quickest official time for road cars during the weekend, which was recorded at 51.33 seconds along with set by Anthony Reid in a Noble M600.

Speaking to Autocar, BAC product development director Neil Briggs said the vehicle’s Goodwood outing “reinforces the fact in which the vehicle works fantastically well on the road along with on the track. For us, the idea was a great opportunity to highlight the brand new style.”

Briggs also hinted in which BAC would likely return to Goodwood  in 2016 with the aim of setting an official time, along with even attempting to beat the track’s record for road cars: “With the vehicle tuned for the [Goodwood] Hill, along with with slick tyres, I don’t think we’d be far off [the road car record].”

Key rivals for the Mono include the Elemental RP1, which costs £75,750 along with is usually powered by a 320bhp 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine, along with the 296bhp KTM X Bow.

Its upgrades also mean the BAC Mono’s cost has increased by £15,000, meaning the vehicle today retails at £125,000. The company says in which three-quarters of 2016’s planned run of 50 cars has already been sold.

BAC opened a brand new factory in Liverpool in 2013 to cope with increased demand along with to help the idea export to the US, South America, Japan along with Asia.

See the 2016 BAC Mono in action at Goodwood from the video below.

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