Leave the Chiron on the Autobahn, the Isle of Man is meant for the BAC Mono.
Germany’s Autobahn and the UK’s Isle of Man have only two things in common: pavement and a zero speed limits holding any ambitious drivers back from giving their rides the beans. After that, things change drastically. The Autobahn features long straight roads that enable drivers to hit top speeds with minimal concern. That favors powerful machines like the Bugatti Chiron or Lamborghini Aventador but leaves owners of less powerful vehicles desiring a more adrenaline-inducing experience.
But it’s cars like the BAC Mono that do best on the Isle of Man. Those 37.5 miles of derestricted pavement are littered with sharp corners and elevation changes that make the driving experience much more dynamic. And that’s exactly what the BAC Mono is built for. Even in the corners, the lightweight track car can show a McLaren P1 how to dance.
Thanks to traction control and a new launch control system being added to the Mono, its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that sends 305 horsepower through a six-speed sequential gearbox and out the rear wheels can muster a 0-60 mph rush in 2.8 seconds. With a body so light that it could make a Lotus look on in envy, the BAC Mono musters such high amounts of grip that it may as well be on roller coaster rails while rounding each corner. Being a single-seat beast with no roof, it’s a toy that’s not practical for all. But for those that can afford it, there’s no reason not to buy one to experience the Isle of Man the way it was intended to be.