Sneak Peek: BAC Mono at Sector 111

Sneak Peek: BAC Mono at Sector 111

by Khiem Dinh

Khiem Dinh is an engineer for Honeywell Turbo Technologies at the time of this writing.  All statements and opinions expressed by Khiem Dinh are solely those of Khiem Dinh and not reflective of Honeywell Turbo Technologies.

Streetable? Sorta… Passenger seat? Forget it. Most motorcycles can carry more people than this thing. The BAC Mono is more focused than its contemporaries in being a single-seater. The driver sits in a proper Formula car position being in the middle of the car. The engine is mounted longitudinally behind the driver powering the rear wheels. The design and bodywork comes off as part LMP Prototype in the front and part Formula car in the rear. It almost feels to me like the designers added the extra front bodywork to make the car seem a bit more streetcar-like.

LMP business in the front, Formula car party in the back. Look Ma, it has headlights, turn signals, and mirrors.
The BAC Mono is built around this frame.
The front half of the car fully covers the front wheels with air flowing through the bodywork somewhat similar in principle to current LMP cars.
The rear of the car features coke bottle bodywork, exposed rear suspension control arms, and semi-exposed rear wheels making it more Formula-like.
As with Formula cars, it can be a bit of a tight squeeze getting into the cockpit.

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