While we haven’t heard much about BAC (Briggs Automotive Company) lately, they’ve popped up with whole new thing at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. This celebration of cars and speed is visited by many exclusive car makers and with their nice looking and rather sinister Mono, BAC is definitely one of them.
As a refresher, we will say that the Mono is powered by a 2,3 liter Cosworth tuned engine which develops 280 HP. With low weight and centre of gravity, wide stance and wide tires, it became a great counterpart to cars such as the Ariel Atom, the Donkervoort D8, or the KTM X-Bow. It is that kind of a car where track performance matters much more than on-road characteristics. Revealing it at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, BAC presented one important novelty for the 2016 Mono.
It received an all new engine. The Cosworth 2.3 liter engine was replaced by the 2.5-liter Mountune four-cylinder turbocharged unit producing even more power. With 305 HP and more torque, this rear wheel driven Formula for the road is much more potent and much more aggressive than before. We had a chance to see it running the hill at the Goodwood and there it passed the track in 47.9 seconds. That is very fast. Keeping everything in check for the 2016 model year, the BAC Mono additionally reworked the suspension, installed drive-by-wire throttle and a new steering wheel. These are basically all the changes on the new new car. We recall that the old one run the Hungaroring 4.5 seconds faster than the McLaren P1 and that is something only a true racing car can accomplish.Tags: BAC, BAC Mono, Mono