Road Tests Real world tests of BAC Mono vs Ariel Atom

0-60mph

BAC Mono
2.8 s
Atom V8 500
2.3 s

Top speed

BAC Mono
169 mph
Atom V8 500
170 mph

0-100mph

BAC Mono
6.7 s
Atom V8 500
5.4 s

Top Gear track time

BAC Mono
1:14.30
Atom V8 500
1:15.10

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of BAC Mono

Reasons to consider the
BAC Mono

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Slightly great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:14.30 vs 1:15.10 Almost the same
Side view of Ariel Atom

Reasons to consider the
Ariel Atom V8 500

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
More powerful engine 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM vs 280 HP @ 7,700 RPM Around 70% stronger engine
Faster to 100mph 5.4 s vs 6.7 s Around 20% faster to 100mph
More torque 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM vs 205 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM More than 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 3,000 cc vs 2,300 cc More than 30% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

BAC Mono  vs
Ariel Atom 
Brand BAC Ariel
Price 122,400 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.24 lb/hp 2.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 280 HP @ 7,700 RPM 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM
Maximum torque 205 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,300 cc 3,000 cc
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas

road tests

BAC Mono  vs
Ariel Atom 
Top speed 169 mph 170 mph
0-60mph 2.8 s 2.3 s
0-100mph 6.7 s 5.4 s
Top gear time 1:14.30 1:15.10

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,188 lb 1,210 lb
BAC Mono
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Ariel Atom V8 500
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