BAC MONO is a new single-seat performance car designed and built by the Cheshire-born brothers Neill and Ian Briggs. Built by and for enthusiasts, BAC MONO was designed to bring formula race car levels of handling, performance and thrill to the public road, but it’s also the perfect trackday tool, racing school car, one-make series racer, etc.
MONO as in monoposto which means single seat, is courtesy of the Briggs brothers’ 15 years experience of the motor industry, during which time they’ve handled design and engineering consultancy projects for the likes of Ford Motor Company, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, through their company Adaptive Space.
BAC MONO aerodynamics was optimized using CFD in partnership with Stuttgart University, while its list of suppliers reads like a Who’s Who of the international motorsport industry. The MONO is constructed in carbon fiber with a tubular steel driver safety cell, complete with FIA-compliant roll over protection system – similar in concept to a DTM race car.
BAC MONO power comes from a 280 bhp, normally-aspirated 2.3-liter Cosworth unit mated to an electronically-controlled, paddle-shift, six-speed sequential Hewland transmission with limited-slip differential. At 520 bhp / ton, its power to weight ratio surpasses that of the Bugatti Veyron and it can accelerate to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, 100 mph in 6.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 170 mph.
BAC MONO driver is secured by a full six-point racing harness by Willans and there is a secure locker in which to store a helmet and the detachable steering wheel when parked. The seat is fixed for safety and optimum weight distribution (48/52 front to rear), and can accommodate drivers of varying shapes and sizes due to the fully adjustable pedal box and steering column that can be altered for both height and rake.
BAC MONO is priced tt £79,950 (including UK taxes) and is available with an option of an F1-style fully-profiled seat. Further details on www.bac-mono.com.