While the motoring scene is still processing the surprise reveal of the McLaren Solus GT, we’re showcasing another jaw-dropping single-seater. This one is from Bandit9 and it’s already teasing thrilling drives minus the carbon emissions Aside from the green technology behind the Monaco, the blackout presentation places it high on our list of awesome rides this 2022.
Motorsport fans can clearly see how the silhouette channels the look of a Formula 1 race car. However, what sets it apart is the missing front and rear wings. To deliver pure performance Bandit9 sources technology from Tesla. The Monaco is outfitted with an electric engine and LFP batteries akin to that of the Model S.
To go into detail, the emission-free powertrain generates 536 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque. It means the machine can zip from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds and hit a top speed of around 162 mph. Meanwhile, the 50 kWh unit powering its system is promising around 250 miles on a single charge.
The batteries are positioned toward the rear just behind the driver’s seat. Bandit9 also designs the aerodynamics with the right balance for optimal downforce and cooling of its components. The Monaco’s cockpit forms a cocoon around you as you experience gut-wrenching g-forces anywhere between 2Gs and 4Gs.
Clients can get the Monaco in a standard trim which comes with an aluminum frame and race ABS with a steel body. Splurge a little extra to get the full carbon fiber monocoque package instead. The Monaco flaunts a set of magnesium alloy wheels shod in grippy tires. Finally, Bandit9 says deliveries should be sometime in 2023.Learn More
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