The BAC Mono single-seat track car will finally be sold in Canada with deliveries starting this summer, according to a May 17 joint news release from BAC and its sole Canadian distributor, Pfaff Automotive Partners dealer group.
U.K.-based Briggs Automotive Company, or BAC for short, has been selling its track-focused creation to the global market since 2011.
Thanks to its feather-weight construction, tipping the scales at a scant 580 kilograms, the Mono is incredibly agile, capable of fly-like changes in direction.
Advanced materials including carbon-fibre and graphene are used to keep the vehicle’s weight down, and, in partnership with its minimalistic design, are responsible for the Mono’s staggering power-to-weight ratio of 525 bhp per tonne.
Advanced aerodynamics produce meaningful down force, enabling the single-seater to achieve high cornering speeds on any circuit with fast sweepers—Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, formerly known as Mosport, comes to mind, and it’s likely a few buyers will head to CTMP after taking delivery at Pfaff’s dealership in Woodbridge, Ontario.
The Mono is equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-litre Ford-based Mountune four-cylinder, which produces 305 horsepower and 227 lb-ft of torque at full song.
This punchy, mid-mounted engine is capable of launching the car to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, going on to a top speed of 273 km/h.
As far as pricing and availability, word is Pfaff will ask around $300,000 for the Mono, with a “very limited” number of cars available for purchase annually.
The Mono will not be eligible for use on public roads, but it’s rumored a street-legal version of the Mono may hail at a later date.
BAC says its entry into the Canadian market speaks to the Mono’s universal appeal to driving enthusiasts.
“Having a specialist dealer group in Canada is testament to just how impressive a machine it is and just how competitive it is as a track car,” said Neill Briggs, BAC co-founder and director of product development. “Canadians love their cars and, clearly, they’re big fans of the pure driving characteristics of the Mono.”
“Pfaff prides ourselves on providing the very best customer service, and we love the approach of BAC,” said Chris Pfaff, president and CEO of Pfaff Automotive.
“The Liverpool-based manufacturer tailors every aspect of the Mono to the driver, including a made-to-measure seat and steering wheel.”