Posted on 07.27.2013 12:00 by
Spa-Francorchamps is one of the most challenging motor-racing circuits you will find in the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix. It measures 4.352 miles and features 20 turns. The current record at the track is held by Sebastian Vettel who lapped it back in 2009 in 1:47.263.
This challenging circuit was the perfect place for the BAC Mono to prove what it is capable of. This test comes just a few days after the Mono managed to smash Top Gear’s test track record with a time of 1:14.3, thereby bettering the times of all but the 720-horsepower Pagani Huayra.
The two BAC Monos running at Spa were driven by Ron Simons, who was almost unbeatable in wet conditions at Spa for years and TV personality Sabine Schmitz.
Check out the video to see which of the two managed to handle Mono the best.
Video: BAC Mono vs BAC Mono at Spa-Francorchamps originally appeared on topspeed.com on Saturday, 27 July 2013 12:00 EST.
BAC Mono made its US debut at Cars and Coffee in Irvine, California. The single-seat street legal race car is a rival to the likes of the Ariel Atom 3.5 which is not new to speed, considered the fastest car that money can buy.
Made in the United Kingdom, the BAC Mono powerhouse features a 2.3 liter naturally-aspirated Cosworth engine developing 280hp. The power unit is then mated to a Hewland six-speed sequential gearbox with a limited-slip differential, this will see enables the BAC do a naught to 96km/h in 2.8 seconds and 160km/h in 6.7 seconds before resting the needle at a top speed of 273km/h.
The figures are not far from its rival the Ariel Atom 3.5 that features a supercharged version of its 2.0 liter Honda iVTEC K20Z4 engine producing 310bhp, accelerating from 0-60mph in just 2.7 seconds and boasts a top speed of 155mph.