Monoposto

Monoposto

 

a term designating the body of a single-seat racing car. The term monoposto was introduced in 1931, when international rules were revised to delete the requirement to use only two-seat bodies for racing cars. A monoposto is an open body without doors, designed to place the driver in a semireclining position. The term is often used as a synonym for “racing car.”

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In the years to follow Issigonis developed his own monoposto in his spare time with design and construction features destined to later make him famous: the Lightweight Special was absolutely tiny, extremely light, but technically progressive - and successful.
The monoposto (single-seat) cockpit is consistent with INFINITI's driver-focused approach, and "is indicative of the new opportunities created for INFINITI by adopting electrified powertrains and flexible vehicle platforms".
* 1931 Alfa Romeo replica, sold, $6,800: This Alfa Romeo P1 Monoposto clone was claimed by the seller to look exactly like the original (except for the wheels).
[24.] Correia, J; Roberts, L; Finnis, M; Knowles, K, "Aerodynamic characteristics of a monoposto racing car front wing operating in high turbulence conditions" The International Vehicle Aerodynamics Conference, Loughborough, 2014.
The remaining cars in the 1988 field were an MG K3 Magnet similar to the one that Bira had used to start his racing career, four Bugattis (Type 51), an Alfa Romeo P3 (monoposto) and a 1939 BMW 328.
Famously, the company has also built six, painstaking recreations of Lancia D50s, and a diminutive yellow Ferrari 156 Sharknose: classic monoposto F1 cars from the 1950s and 60s, respectively.
BO-NESS HILL CLIMB, 1950 - SAFETY HAS COME A LONG WAY "This is Dennis Poore driving a pre-war Alfa Romeo 8C-35 Grand Prix Racing Monoposto - and look, he's not even wearing a helmet," said Bill.
Among vehicles due to grace the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle is a 1951 Ferrari 212 F1 Monoposto. In 1972, it was discovered in a Montevideo garage and has been brought back to life.
Among vehicles due to grace the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle is a 1951 Ferrari 212 F1 Monoposto, which endured many years of hard racing in the Americas during the 1950s.
1951 Ferrari 212 F1 Monoposto is due to grace the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power
The distinguishing feature in the new R8 is the monoposto , a long arc curve running around the cockpit in the area of the driver.