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At the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, we witnessed a number of awesome cars, major debuts, and some crazy crashes. That’s what makes it an exciting event. But in the end, it’s all about performance where people compete for the fastest lap at the hill - hence, the event name.
In this event, there are two main categories namely: the Supercars and the smaller Race Cars for the Road. Beginning with the latter, for this year’s race, the Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) Mono took home the victory with an impressive 49.54-second lap time. The Caterham Seven 620R came in second with 50.01 seconds, while in third place with 50.83 seconds is the Radical RXC Turbo.
Oliver Webb was the test driver behind the wheels of the BAC Mono. He said in an interview that it will always be a close race between them, the Caterham and the Radical. At the same time, he was very happy to top the leaderboard this year. He also said that they pushed the Mono hard, but it reacted well and even finished with a great time.Read the entire article BAC Mono grasps victory at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb
Briggs Automotive Company brings the BAC Mono Art Car at the 2017 Goodwood FoS. Partnering with Autodesk, the team created a sophisticated artwork that bears a resemblance to the Mono sports car’s airflow simulation. The art car, painted in jet black with hints of blue and green at the front and adorned with combinations of red and yellow behind the back, will feature the Autodesk logo all around its body. Those markings will be seen primarily at the exposed carbon fiber fenders, at the spoiler and especially along the left side of the car.
Autodesk made a name for itself in software making within the entertainment, media and automotive industry. As a matter of fact, its CFD software was employed in developing several parts used for the BAC Mono with the help of a 3D model. Since the virtual wind tunnel allowed them to visualize the vehicle’s airflow, it inspired them to create the same visual art for the BAC Mono Art Car.
Because of this, the livery consists of blue stripes that flow along the hood all the way to the tip of the dashboard. To create a “picture” of aerodynamics and airflow, the yellow and red accents instead are seen throughout the rear end of the cockpit.Read the entire article BAC Mono Art Car steals the show at 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed
The fact is that Ferrari, Lotus or Lamborghini police cars aren't your typical police cars patrolling every city out there, but such sports cars have been joining the police force for years now.
But this particular super car is very different. BAC's open air, track-savvy roadster is the world's first ever Mono police car that can accommodate a single person and is road-legal. We are sure of one thing: nobody will dare to outrun this bad boy, or good boy, in this situation.
Notable British sports car manufacturer, Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), has recently collaborated with the Isle of Man Government to come up with a BAC Mono police car, the first ever supercar from the British manufacturer to be involved in such a duty. The manufacturer said that the world's only single seater, road legal supercar will participate as an active member of the force and will be shown at the local festivals.Read the entire article Isle of Man scores big with newly acquired police car -- the BAC Mono Police Car
BAC has unveiled a special version of its Mono single-seat super-car that perfectly fits in any super-yacht – the Marine Edition Mono. This Marine Edition Mono is derived from the MY2016 Mono and is powered by a 305bhp 2.5-liter Mountune engine.
BAC made sure that this edition of the Mono is not only exclusive and luxurious but is also suited to the super-yacht environment in which performance, design and mass are considered as important. In fact, the Marine Edition Mono features a weight of only 580 kg, which allows it to be perfectly loaded on a super yacht.
It comes with a carbon-fiber crane arm that can be used on all yacht crane systems, thereby enabling the super-car to be transported on top of any super-yacht. In developing the chassis of the Marine Edition Mono, BAC appropriately considered the crane arm.Read the entire article BAC unveils Marine Edition Mono for super-yacht owners
Sector111 a.k.a. the the industry leader in aftermarket performance parts & service for the Lotus Elise, Exige and the Ariel Atom, announced today that it has been named the exclusive importer of the BAC Mono. For those who don’t know, the BAC Mono has a power to weight ratio of 520 bhp / ton, exceeding that of the Bugatti Veyron. This car can acceleration from naught to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.8 seconds, to 100 mph (160 km/h) in 6.7 seconds and has a top speed of 170 mph or 273 km/h. According to the official statement, the car uses a normally-aspirated 2.3-litre Cosworth engine mounted longitudinally and coupled to an electronically-controlled, paddle-shift, six-speed sequential Hewland transmission with limited-slip differential.
The engine delivers a total output of 280 bhp. Moreover, the car uses AP Racing provided the braking mechanism, OZ Racing supplied the bespokeHRT alloy wheels, Kumho gave the purpose-developed, street-legal track tires and GEMS vehicle electronics and instrumentation. Regarding the price, the BAC Mono is available in the UK at £79,950 or $124,570. The BAC Mono will be available in the United States in 2012 but if you want one you’d better hurry up as less than 12 vehicles will be available.
The MONO is a single seater race car that we usually see in Formula 1 racing. This type of car is designed to deliver unmatched level of performance and handling on the race track. Aside from professional racing, the monoposto is also built for one-make series racers as well as those cars you see in the racing institutes.Read the entire article BAC Mono coming in the U.S. in 2012! Less than 12 units will be available!
The highly coveted first batch of production Mono sports cars has been delivered to RS Academy, a very exclusive track-driving car club in Europe that’s already famous for its current fleet of supercars.
Starting in early May, the members of the RS Academy will get the chance to drive the two new cars at selected dates and venues. According to RS Academy managing director, Rob Stanbury, the club had been working on this project for several months as they knew that they wanted the Mono concept on their fleet on sight. The Mono sports cars are very quick and are extremely well-engineered.
It’s likely that these track cars will provide members with enjoyment on some of the world’s greatest motor racing circuits. The most advanced racing technology was used to create the Mono -- a lightweight, ultra high performance, road legal sports car.Read the entire article BAC Mono goes to RS Academy
Brothers Neill and Ian Briggs didn’t just dream big. They went ahead and designed and built their own car -- the BAC MONO. BAC stands for Briggs Automotive Company while MONO refers to monoposto or single seat. Of course, they already had the automotive qualifications and experience to make this feat possible. The Briggs brothers aimed to have this road-going vehicle to have formula race car levels of handling and performance.
It can also be used as the perfect trackday tool, racing school car, one-make series racer, among other functions. The car has a power to weight ratio of 520 bhp / ton, exceeding that of the Bugatti Veyron. It is capable of accelerating to 60 mph in only 2.8 seconds, 100 mph in 6.7 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 170 mph. The brothers have 15 years experience of the motor industry and they used their expertise to make this car get acclaim for its engineering perfection.
Through the Briggs brothers’ company, Adaptive Space, they have managed design and engineering consultancy projects for Ford Motor Company, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Conceived in Britain, MONO consists of the best from the automotive worlds. To optimize its aerodynamics, the brothers partnered with Stuttgart University and used CFD. Its parts came from suppliers who are renowned in the international motorsport industry.Read the entire article Bac Mono: official details, photos, specs and price
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