BAC Mono Art Car steals the show at 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Article by Christian A., on July 1, 2017

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.

The single-seat roadster will certainly attract a lot of visitors at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. In all the years it has been working with Autodesk, the Mono Art Car counts among the most striking livery they have created. BAC’s intelligent design is evident on the car with the help of Autodesk’s CFD graphics software.

In any case, a video will be included at the exhibit stand to give its audiences an overview of how the Mono Art Car has been developed as well as a sneak peek of BAC’s recent tour to the Isle of Man. On the same event, BAC will also feature its newly developed configurator together with its partner in software.

Prior to its debut in Goodwood FoS, the stunning Mono Art Car was first displayed at Birmingham’s Autodesk Advanced Manufacturing Facility. Other than the special edition model it designed with Autodesk, Briggs Automotive Company will be showcasing Monos bound for BAC Canada and BAC Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Mono packs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with up to 305hp (227kW), allowing it to sprint from a zero to 60 mph (96kph) in 2.8 seconds. To have a good look at BAC’s Mono Art Car, come and check out this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed happening on June 29 to July 02, 2017.

Press Release


Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has teamed up with Autodesk to create a brand new Art Car. Autodesk makes software for the automotive, architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries, and its CFD software was used to develop elements of the Mono supercar.

The design of the paint-scheme was inspired by Autodesk simulation tools, especially its CFD software – essentially a virtual wind tunnel that allows designers to visualize airflow over a 3D model. The resulting livery shows the results and provides Mono with one of the most intricate designs to have left the Liverpool factory.

The Mono Art Car will be displayed at the Autodesk Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Birmingham but first it will take pride of place on the BAC stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

BAC Co-Founder and Design Director, Ian Briggs, said: “Good design is at the heart of Mono and is paramount in everything we do at BAC. Having worked with Autodesk for many years, it is a pleasure to create something as beautiful as this Art Car. Not only is it one of the most striking and intricate Mono colour schemes we have ever created, it also shows the intelligent design of Mono and how we use Autodesk software to help create the perfect car.” He added: “Mono fans will be able to see the car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and we can’t wait to show people how good the car looks.”

“Autodesk has worked with BAC since 2015, providing manufacturing expertise on various elements of the Mono, and we are looking forward to continuing the relationship in future BAC-led vehicle optimisation projects,” said Greg Fallon, vice president of simulation at Autodesk. “The Mono is one of a kind, which fits with our mission and vision: we don’t follow – we work to help our customers innovate and disrupt their industries in new and exciting ways."

This is the first time a car’s aerodynamic simulation has been visually represented across its body. It joins a host of other firsts developed by BAC. The Mono is the only car in the world to use Graphene on a road car, it was also the first to feature revolutionary carbon-hybrid road wheels. These innovations helped Mono to be crowned as the fastest car ever tested by EVO magazine around the Anglesey circuit and it remains the fastest road legal car to have set a lap record around the Top Gear test track.

Mono is now exported to over 30 territories, with official dealers newly opened in Japan, Canada, North America and London.

Source: BAC

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