Isle of Man scores big with newly acquired police car -- the BAC Mono Police Car

Article by Christian A., on May 30, 2017

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.

Press Release

BAC has joined forces with the Isle of Man Government and provided the world’s first BAC Mono police car

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has teamed up with the Isle of Man Government to unleash a stunning and completely unique BAC Mono police car.

The world’s only single-seater, road-legal supercar has captured the hearts of petrolheads around the world for offering the purest driving experience possible, and the Isle of Man police will now benefit from having the ultimate driver’s car at their disposal.

A true first for the Isle of Man police force, the supercar will now become an active member of the fleet and will also be on show at a number of local festivals to encourage safe and responsible driving.

BAC and the Isle of Man have enjoyed a special bond ever since the Mono was launched in 2011, with BAC exploiting the stunning driving roads of the island and using it to explore and develop necessary changes to its creation.

The BAC team recently descended on the picturesque island with clients and friends for a special Mono Experience Weekend, in which a record 12 Monos came together to enjoy the very best of the Isle of Man on the road and track with full support from the Government in closing and de-restricting roads.

The Liverpool-based company has always stayed fully committed to road safety during its time on the island, and it’s once again showing its devotion to keeping Isle of Man roads safe with this latest collaboration.

Isle of Man’s Mono is basked in official police livery and benefits from all of the bespoke touches that made the supercar such an icon. PC Andy Greaves, who is an advanced driver, police motorcyclist and collision investigator, is the force’s dedicated Mono driver and was full of excitement when discussing his new model:

“It’s a remarkable vehicle, and clearly will be of huge interest to bikers and car drivers alike. We are here to promote safe use of the road, and it’s amazing how many people want to talk to you when this is your transport.”

By taking to the cockpit of the Mono, Greaves will be able to spread the good word on road safety and keep drivers both interested and entertained all the while. Greaves continued: “Every opportunity we get, we stop and talk to visitors. Having a show-stopper like a BAC Mono police car on the fleet makes that so much easier.”

Thousands of visitors head to the Isle of Man every year to enjoy the most idyllic driving roads and scenery in the world, and with the Mono on side, the police can go one step further to ensuring their absolute safely.

BAC Co-Founder and Director of Product Development, Neill Briggs, said: “We have a very special affinity with the Isle of Man and we’re absolutely delighted to bring this extra-special Mono to a remarkable police force. The Government has been nothing but amazingly supportive to BAC and the BAC dream, and we’re honoured to be able to play our part in making their roads a safer place. This is a world first for both BAC and the Isle of Man and something both parties are incredibly proud of.”

Source: BAC

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