Three seconds separates cars like the Lexus LFA and BMW M4, McLaren MP4-12C and Chevy Camaro SS 1LE, R8 V10 and BMW 1M, and 911 S (991) and E92 BMW M3 around a typical road course.
What kind of road legal car can establish that sort of performance advantage over the McLaren P1 hypercar with a 3:1 power deficit?
Seems nearly impossible, but the BAC Mono did it. Around Britain's short Anglesey circuit, the BAC Mono was a full 3.5 seconds quicker than the McLaren P1 (with optional Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R track tires), and 4.7 clear of the Porsche 918 Spyder (Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2).
The BAC Mono has no shortage of advanced engineering, but the foundation for that prodigious track performance is lightness. At just 1,300 lbs. it undercuts the P1 by about 2,100 lbs.
A carbon fiber body is key to establishing a curb weight that's within one hundred lbs. of the Ford Model T.
(Full BAC Mono specs here.)
How much for this ultimate track toy? We found a Mono available from the exclusive U.S. importer for… $200k. A relative bargain by hypercar standards.
Check out the evo magazine video below to see the Mono in action on track.