The sun is out. The temperature’s climbed above 20. Summer is (un)officially here in Canada. And now, so is one of the world’s most certifiably insane supercars: the BAC Mono.
First launched in 2011, Top Gear fans will likely remember seeing Jeremy Clarkson use the British single-seater to demonstrate the effect of G force on the human face: with no windshield, no roof, no trunk, and definitely no satellite radio, the Mono is essentially a street-legal Formula One car. (And with top speeds of 274 km/h, 0-100 km/h in under 3 seconds, and a weight of under 600 kg, it’s fast as hell.)
And thanks to a partnership with Pfaff Automotive, now it’s finally coming to a track near you. You know, assuming you’ve got a spare $300,000 lying around.
But don’t expect to tear down Yonge Street in this bad boy just yet: according to the company, the Mono will be for track use only “for the time being.” Although considering that up until now, the only way you could get your hands on the high-end British supercar in Canada was via an Xbox controller, the news gives Canadian gearheads another very good reason to celebrate the return of summer track days.