“As soon we saw the Mono concept, we knew we wanted to have them on our fleet and we’ve been involved in the project for many months,” said RS Academy managing director, Rob Stanbury. “These are seriously quick and superbly engineered cars and they will prove to be hugely entertaining and capable track cars for RS Academy members to enjoy on some of the world’s greatest motor racing circuits.”
As a refresher, the Mono is a high-performance but road legal sports car, powered by a mid-mounted naturally aspirated 2.3-liter Cosworth engine with 280 bhp, linked to a six-speed sequential Hewland transmission. With 528 bhp per ton, the lightweight single-seater is capable of a top speed is in excess of 170 mph (274 km/h) and 0-60 mph (96km/h) sprint time of just 2.8 seconds.
The two new Monos join a variety of sports cars on the RS Academy fleet, which includes a Ferrari 430 Challenge, a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, an Ariel Atom, a Caterham Superlight and a Noble M600.
However, before you get your hopes up high, those that want to join the RS Academy should be aware that all memberships are subject to a £7,500 (about US$12,300) joining fee that includes one track day with a ‘pay and play' system coming into force thereafter. Not surprisingly, the ‘pay and play' system can get very expensive with the company charging from £2,500 (about US$4,100)for a 1 day event with a track car to £7,500 (about US$12,300) for a 2 day event with a GT Racer and a Mono car.