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BAC Mono: Stormtrooper on wheels finds a new home

BAC have moved out of their original factory, the back of a restoration garage, into a brand new facility in Liverpool. We caught up with the Briggs brothers to check out the new home of the Mono. While we were at it we decided to take it out for a spin, too.

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BAC have moved out of their original factory, the back of a restoration garage, into a brand new facility in Liverpool. We caught up with the Briggs brothers to check out the new home of the Mono. While we were at it we decided to take it out for a spin, too.

The new factory is much larger than the original facility.

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This will be the first visible carbon-finished Mono.

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In person, the gloss finish is incredible.
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This is chassis #17. Ten Monos have been finished so far, with a further 10 currently in production.
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Mono has a top speed of 170mph.
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Zero to 60mph in 2.8 seconds.
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The engine is normally an aspirated, four-cylinder, in-line, structurally mounted, 2.3-litre.
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The engine delivers 280bhp and 280 Nm of Torque.
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The gearbox is a six-speed sequential, Hewland FTR, fully stressed with integral engine oil tank.
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There are no driver aids on the Mono, traction control and antilock braking system are both absent.
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Although you can have yours in any colour you want, the original black and white is stunning.
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The brake light is the signature of BAC.
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The rear of the Mono is as attractive as the front.
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Carbon ceramic brakes are now an optional extra to replace the regular steel ones.
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Taking the Mono out for a drive is an amazing experience
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The speed of it is phenomenal.
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The view from the cockpit puts you in exactly the right frame of mind.
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There are few things that make you feel more cool than driving out on public roads in what looks like a spaceship on wheels.

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