- BAC has officially launched the new-generation BAC Mono: a higher-performance, lighter, more advanced single-seater supercar that’s fully road-legal across continental Europe and beyond
- New Mono sports the stunning new generation of Mono design DNA first seen on the BAC Mono R, with reductions in visual mass across the body, lower height and less frontal area creating a sleeker look
- New 2.3-litre, four-cylinder in-line 332bhp turbocharged engine is 27bhp more powerful than its predecessor and boasts in excess of a remarkable 400Nm of torque
- The second-generation Mono meets the latest stringent EU6D emissions and European drive-by-noise regulations for the first time
- Despite numerous additions under the skin in line with EU regulations, the Mono weighs less than the first-generation car, at 570kg, having benefitted from BAC’s revolutionary graphene R&D projects, additive manufacturing and a ground-breaking generative-design wheel project with software partner Autodesk
- Combined 332bhp engine and 570kg weight add up to a truly staggering power-to-weight ratio of 582bhp-per-tonne
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has officially launched the new BAC Mono – a higher-performance, lighter and more advanced new generation of the single-seater supercar that’s fully road legal across continental Europe and around the world.
Sporting the stunning new generation of Mono design DNA first seen on the BAC Mono R, the newcomer epitomises how form enhances function with reductions in visual mass across the body, less frontal area and a lower height creating a sleeker, more organic overall appearance.
For the first time, Mono meets the latest stringent EU6D emissions and drive-by noise regulations to make it ready for the streets of Europe. Its 2.3-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine is 27bhp more powerful than its predecessor – at 332bhp – and offers in excess of an incredible 400Nm of torque.
The One of a Kind supercar weighs just 570kg despite numerous additions under the skin in line with European regulations, thanks to the inclusion of a number of technological feats. The likes of BAC’s graphene R&D projects from the Mono R, additive manufacturing and a ground-breaking generative-design wheel project with software partner Autodesk have helped to reduce the weight over the first-generation model.
Staggering power of 332bhp and a 570kg kerb weight add up to a truly remarkable power-to-weight ratio of 582bhp-per-tonne – 57bhp-per-tonne higher than the original Mono’s figure. Vehicle dynamic enhancements mean the iconic single-seater continues to offer a totally unparalleled, scintillating driving experience.
The new BAC Mono sports the stunning new generation of the single-seater’s design DNA, first seen on the ground-breaking BAC Mono R at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019. The striking new look of BAC Mono is centred around the value of form enhancing function – visual designs created in line with Mono offering the purest driving experience in the world.
BAC prides itself on being at the very forefront of design and setting the bar for what’s visually possible in the supercar world. The design team’s overall brief was to make the car visually lighter, cleaner and more simplistic – a thin surface on a phenomenal machine.
From the first-generation model, a completely new approach to body engineering has been undertaken, with all surfaces designed from scratch to reduce visual mass across the body and achieve a more organic, lighter aesthetic. This is epitomised by the imposing shark nose, which successfully reduces frontal area and improves aerodynamics.
Centrally mounted headlights are a distinguishing feature carried over from the Mono R that also simplify the front, while a 20mm reduction in height and a 25mm increase in length over the first-generation car further contribute to the Mono’s sleeker yet more squat appearance.
More aerodynamically efficient front arches and wider sidepods for enhanced cooling are carried over from the R’s design, as well as a larger spoiler extending over the rear arches. Lower down on the body, all surfaces are thinner to effectively sculpt and divert airflow.
New LED lights, twin-strut wing mirrors, rear crash box and a narrower tail incorporating new LED combination fog and reverse lights complete the new look, while inside remains perfect for customer personalisation with a new, even lighter carbon steering wheel and optional carbon side panels.