When it comes to track day cars, they're only really good at one thing: setting lap times. Sure, they're street legal, but who buys a Radical to drive it to work? The BAC Mono is just as hardcore, with no roof and just one center-mounted seat for the driver. Suffice to say, they're not daily drivers. What really matters it how fast they are around a circuit. And now, we get to find out which one wins ultimate bragging rights.
brought two of Britain's finest track-day ready road cars to Anglesey Circuit in the U.K. to compare the two on flying lap times. The RXC Turbo 500 is Radical's attempt at a closed-cabin "liveable" road-ready car, with a 3.5-liter Ford Ecoboost V6 making 461 horsepower and a curb weight of just 2535 pounds. Normally, the company produces track-only open-cockpit race cars, so having gullwing doors is a huge upgrade in Radical's world.
The Mono 2.5 is BAC's latest iteration of the famous single-seater that looks more like a formula car than a road-going machine. The new car has a bigger, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine sourced from Mountune making 305 horsepower. Weight remains unchanged at 1190 pounds.
Unsurprisingly, the Mono wins out over the heavier Radical on track. However, judging by the lap times set in the below video, either one will leave any mass-produced "supercar" in the dust. Just watch for yourself.