The BAC Mono is a lightweight, ultra-high performance, road legal race car. It is designed using racing technology, and yet, it works well as a ‘normal’ road car. If that’s not enough: it beat the Ariel Atom on the Top Gear test track and set the fastest time in two years! Get the full story about the crazy and incredible BAC Mono below and see the chassis #9 for sale.
The introduction of the BAC Mono
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is a British supercar manufacturing company based in Liverpool, England and founded by the brothers Neill and Ian Briggs in 2009. BAC produced the first Mono in 2011 and the world premier was at the VIP launch of the Retro Classics show in Stuttgart, Germany. The single seater road-legal sports car is designed by BAC and produced with partners and engineers from Cosworth, Hewland, Sachs, AP and Kumho Tires.
The Mono is powered by a 2.3-litre four-cylinder Cosworth gasoline engine producing 285 bhp at 7700 rpm, a heavily modified Ford Duratec. As the car only weights 540kg, the specifications result in a 0–62 mph time of just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph. The gearbox is a F3-specification six-speed sequential gearbox developed by Hewland. It operates a semi-automatic transmission tuned to complete gear shifts in 35 milliseconds!
What really makes the outstanding performance of the BAC Mono is the weight-distribution and the focus on maintaining a low centre of gravity. The engine is mounted longitudinally to maintain the centralized balance of the car. It includes a fully adjustable pushrod suspension system with damping elements made by SACHS Racing.
Featured in Top Gear
The BAC Mono was featured in Top Gear, Series 20, Episode 2 – and the car with chassis #9 was used as the static display vehicle in the studio during the recordings. When tested at the Top Gear test tract, the time was 1:14.3 which made it the fastest car to go around the track in two years at the time and push the Ariel Atom off the first place.
Specifications of the BAC Mono:
- Top Speed: 170
- 0 – 62 mph: 2.8 seconds
- Power output: 285 BHP
- Engine Capacity: 2300
- Weight: 580 kg
- Power to weight: 525 bhp per tonne
- Engine configuration: Inline 4 cylinder
- Gearbox: F3-specification 6 speed sequential gearbox developed by Hewland.
- Transmission: Semi-automatic transmission tuned to complete gear shifts in 35 milliseconds.
- Carbon fiber composite construction over a steel chassis
- FIA compliant rollover structure
- Tires: custom designed Kumho V70A road tires
- Brakes: developed by AP Racing
- Cockpit Adjustable Brake Bias
- Race Spec Dampers
- Towing Eye
- Remote Battery Charge Socket
- Removable Steering Wheel
BAC Mono with chassis no. 9
Chassis no. 9 was ordered by its first owner in April 2013 and supplied new directly from the factory. The car excellent history with service each year since 2013 and a special featuring on Top Gear Series 20. It also benefits from having Paint Protection Film (PPF) applied to all the high impact areas from the factory and is overall in great condition.
For sale at The Octane Collection
The team at ‘The Octane Collection’ is passionate about great driving machines and focus on selling the most treasured cars with low mileage and very few owners. The company operates from a 10,000 sq. ft indoor showroom that also includes a professional photo studio often used by Top Gear, McLaren and Alpine Stars. Other brands include Great British Classics, Millennium Heroes and Fast Classics.
See all cars for sale here: http://www.theoctanecollection.com/
Asking price is £99,995 GBP
Chassis #9 is currently for sale at The Octane Collection for £99,995 GBP – more information here. Link