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.
The speedster is adorned in a neon green official police color, and is equipped with a 2.5 L 4 cylinder engine delivered by Mountune, creating an impressive 305hp (227 Kw). The F1-style single seater can accelerate from 0-62 mph in only 2.8 seconds, and has a recorded top speed of 170 mph. The recently sworn-in police Mono also has a 1,278 lb-ft (580 kg) curb weight akin to the original road cruising model.
Andy Greaves, Isle of Man advanced driver, police motorcyclist and collision investigator, said that the Mono police car is a remarkable supercar and is expected to draw in bikers’ and car drivers’ interest. He further added that they are here to promote safety on the road, and they are happy in how many people want to talk to them when they use the Mono police car as transport.
Greaves also said that they stop and talk to visitors every chance they get, and having a show stopper supercar like the BAC Mono police car on the fleet makes safety promotion much easier. BAC Co-Founder and Director of Product Development, Neill Briggs, said that they have a very special affinity with the Isle of Man and they are delighted to bring this extra power Mono to a remarkable police fleet.
The German automaker recently formed a special affair for owners of Monos on the island, of course with the full support coming from the Government in closing and de-restricting roads. The affair, which is dubbed the "Mono Mania", assembled 20 customers and an impressive 12 Monos, which enjoyed the very best of the Isle of Man on the road and track which happened between May 11 to May 15. The Liverpool-based automotive company reported that is has always stayed fully committed to road safety during its stay on the island and this latest work with the local government proved once again showed its devotion to keeping the Isle of Man roads safe.