In Wipeout, developed for the Sony Playstation game console, you have to compete with flying structures instead of cars in a zero gravity environment. The atmosphere and power of this simulation game is captured by the street racing car now unveiled by the Briggs Automotive Company, better known as the BAC.
The manufactory’s latest car, the Mono R itself, is the epitome of nonsense: the single-seater vehicle (hence the Mono) has neither a roof nor a windshield, and its 555kg mass is powered by a 345bhp turbo engine. The car accelerates from a standstill to 96 km / h (60 miles / h) in 2.5 seconds, has a top speed of 274 km / h – and the manufacturer is asking for an amount of HUF 75 million. Only thirty pieces are made from the Mono R, and these can only be purchased by those who already have a BAC Mono.
Thanks to a number of unique carbon body parts, the car lost a good few pounds compared to the base model, its height decreased by 20 mm and its width increased by 25.
Thanks to fundamental modifications, the Mono R delivers 35 horsepower more than the base BAC Mono. The engine bore was increased, the crankshaft was modified, increasing the maximum speed from 7800 to 8800 rpm. In addition, an F1-inspired intake system starting in the chimney next to the driver has been built. The cylinder head is brand new, the butterfly valve is moved by an electric motor.
Oh, and the polish: for ten working days, graphics reminiscent of the colors and shapes of one of the game’s favorite race cars were applied to the car’s carbon surfaces. We have no information on the cost of this.