If there's one car that's absolutely not suitable for the snowy conditions we've faced recently, it's the BAC Mono. The Liverpool-built sports car is the closest thing to a Formula 3 car you can drive on the road, and as such, icy roads aren't its natural habitat.
As it turns out, that's a load of rubbish, because BAC has jumped on the supercar winter driving experience bandwagon, taking a handful of its customers to Sweden for an ice driving experience.
The BAC team took a group of specially selected clients and enthusiasts to the sub-zero climate of Scandinavia where they mapped out various tracks on the Swedish ice before unleashing a pair of road-legal Monos on it, resulting in some thoroughly extreme driving conditions with an even more incredible backdrop.
'What a fantastic adventure! The first Mono Ice Driving Experience was an overwhelming success last year, and we took everything about that trip and made it better this time around,' said BAC co-founder Ian Briggs. 'Spirits were high for the duration and it was amazing to see our friends getting to grips with Mono on the ice in spectacular fashion.'
'Mono and our drivers were tested thoroughly, of course, but this is the ultimate piece of sporting equipment that simply thrives even in the most extreme conditions,' he added. 'Our video perfectly captures what it means to be part of the BAC family – having unbelievable fun behind the wheel of Mono but also coming together as one when the helmets are off.'
The lightweight Mono is powered by a four-cylinder 305bhp 2.5-litre Mountune engine, which takes the 580kg car from 0-60mph in just 2.8sec and on to a top speed of 170mph. BAC recently added a carbon hybrid wheel option, along with and announced the use of super material graphene in the car's construction. The material is up to 20 percent lighter than carbonfibre, and as many as 200 times stronger than steel.