229

BAC Mono

By: on May 18, 2014
$162k
from
Check It Out

Street-legal Formula 1 car for your collection? From British supercar manufacturer BAC comes a run of Monos for the wealth-blessed and speed-obsesseds' taking. These seductively futuristic road rockets combine lightweight, ultra-high-performance materials with the latest racing technology to produce what could be the most thrilling joyride of any man's life. If, that is, you can stand having your face torn off like Jeremy Clarkson's when you hit 90.

Right. Better grab a Mono and a helmet.

The single-seat Mono design is built around an "organic, enclosed front" (uh, is that next-century organic?) and an open back that exposes its mechanically brilliant rear end. BAC's goal is to so closely connect each car's driver to its tech that the idea of man becoming one with his machine will feel far more like reality than metaphor. Mono's dead center driver's seat position maintains perfect middle balance both in between its wheels and across the dimensions of the entire car. Speaking of dimensions, the Mono measures a mere 6' wide x 13' long x 3.6' tall. A high-strength carbon fiber composite built around a steel safety shell comprises its body, the latter of which has an FIA-compliant steel rollover structure, side impact structure, and front carbon crashbox.

To hit 60 in 2.8 seconds, and achieve max speeds of up to 170 mph, the Mono recruits a longitudinally-mounted 2.3-liter, 280 bhp, 4-cylinder Cosworth "power plant." It pairs with an F-3 spec, 6-speed gearbox from Hewland. Rounding out the mechanical system are a fully-adjustable pushrod suspension and AP racing brakes fitted with 295mm ventilated discs.

Muchas danke to Manny for the Dude Product Tip.

Buy Now

DrivewaySpike U-Turn Deterrents

$39.95 - $44.95 from Amazon »

Is this a real problem? Or rather, is it such a big deal? People using your driveway as a turnaround. Cars getting lost or going one street too far and pulling into 20' of your pavement to correct their mistake. Since...

Buy Now

Halo Sport Neurostimulation Headset

$749 from Amazon »

Halo Sport suggests the latest performance-enhancing drugs aren't pills or shots. They're wearables. Technology. Halo Sport designers claim the neurostimulation headset helps athletes, musicians, surgeons, and others...

Check it out

Dodge Tomahawk Motorcycle

Discontinued

Technically, Dodge debuted its Tomahawk, a motorcycle with 4 wheels, a Dodge Viper engine, and top speed capabilities of 420 mph, a decade ago at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Really though...

Check it out

The Fuzzbuster II

I know most of you have heard of a radar detector*. Possibly you've used one before. Maybe you've even tried the original Fuzzbuster. But whether or not you're aware of how life (and wallet and license points) saving...

Check it out

Bird of Prey Bicycle

$4,200 from Bird of Prey »

I didn't think the foam helmets and seizure-inducing neon spandex could look any more ridiculous rolling down the road, yelling at cars to get out of their lane, and then cutting into traffic at will when it suits them...

Buy Now

ATLAS Throttle Lock - Cruise Control for Motorcycles

$135 from Amazon »

Despite the longstanding belief of soccer moms, dudes (and ladies) on motorcycles don't always want to "gun it and make a racket right outside my house! Right after I got Asher down for a nap!" Sometimes they just want...

Check it out

The 100 MPH Bicycle

By: Donhou »

And by 100 MPH Bicycle, Donhou Cycles really means Bicycle That Has Peaked at 60 MPH on the Open Road but Could Theoretically Make It to 100. I'm not sure how that theory was developed. I think it's how fast frame builder...

Check it out

EJ Potter Chevrolet V8 Widomaker 7 Dragbike

$65k - $85k from Bonhams »

500 horsepower fit for a Michigan Madman. The 1971 Widowmaker 7 was built, raced, and--unlike some of the 6 before it--never crashed by drag racer EJ Potter. Also known to those who saw him in action as the "Michigan...

Check it out

Anki DRIVE - Real World Video Game

$149.99 from Anki »

Artificial intelligence and robotics, the virtual reality video game and the actual reality physical game, Anki and iOS: these are the parts of Anki DRIVE that make it a whole new experience in the gaming industry. A...

Check it out

DRIVE Watch

DRIVE is a watch for a MAN. In fact, I'm not sure timepieces get more MAN than Gus Petrikas' design concept. I could see this watch at home on the wrist of anyone from James Bond to LeBron James, Hugh Jackman to Captain...

Check it out

TrapTap Wireless Speed Trap Indicator

$109 - $139 from TrapTap »

The TrapTap could be a lifesaver. For schoolchildren. For your driving record. And mostly, for your wallet. This simple little button sticks onto your vehicle's dash and flashes red, blue, or green to warn you of speed...

Buy Now

Spinning Turbo - Turbocharger Keychain

$7.99 from Amazon »

I turboed my motorcycle. I turboed my boat. I turboed my go-kart, my moped, my lawnmower. And last week I pulled off the turbo of all turbos: I sneaked into my preachy, pinched-nose, Aren't-you-going-to-recycle-that?...