The Mono is all things to all track day toys. It has speed, it has handling, and it has looks that could kill. It is essentially perfect, but that perfection comes at a cost. has authorized a handful of Monos to be built for the American market at a starting price of $130,000 each. With a handful that price will rise very quickly.
When it comes to the proliferation of true track toys, it is hard to argue against the prominence of the Lotus Seven. Of all the authorized re-creators of the Seven, Caterham is the best known and most prolific. Currently, there are no less than nine different models split between the U.S. and the UK markets. For our purposes, we are sticking to the cheapest and lightest Caterham you can currently get on U.S. shores, the Seven 280.