Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan GT-R vs BAC Mono

0-60mph

Nissan GT-R
2.7 s
BAC Mono
2.8 s

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph
BAC Mono
169 mph

0-100mph

Nissan GT-R
6.8 s
BAC Mono
6.7 s

Top Gear track time

Nissan GT-R
1:19.70
BAC Mono
1:14.30

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan GT-R

Reasons to consider the
Nissan GT-R

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Much more powerful engine 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 280 HP @ 7,700 RPM Around 95% stronger engine
Much more torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM vs 205 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM More than 2.2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 195 mph vs 169 mph 26 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Bigger engine 3,800 cc vs 2,300 cc More than 65% bigger engine
Car-autoblog view of BAC Mono

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BAC Mono

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Much lighter curb weight 1,188 lb vs 3,819 lb 3.2x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:14.30 vs 1:19.70 More than 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
More expensive sticker price $122k vs $90k More than 35% more expensive harder to own
Better power-to-weight ratio 4.24 lb/hp vs 7.05 lb/hp Around 40% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan GT-R  vs
BAC Mono 
Brand Nissan BAC
Price 89,950 122,400
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 4.24 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 280 HP @ 7,700 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 205 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 2,300 cc
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 1,188 lb
Width 74.6 in 70.9 in
Height 53.9 in 43.3 in
Length 183.3 in 155.6 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 101 in

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
BAC Mono 
Top speed 195 mph 169 mph
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.8 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 6.7 s
Top gear time 1:19.70 1:14.30

transmission

Drivetrain ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241 432/? 191
Rear wheels 508/? 267 432/? 216
Nissan GT-R
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