Published on February 18th, 2014 | by Seán Ward
Building the BAC Mono
Sportscar companies come and go far too regularly: Caparo, Ascari, Noble – they all exist somewhere or in one form or another, but have they made a new car recently?
One newer company that we hope will be around for a while is BAC. In 2011 they launched the Mono, a single-seater, road legal track-day car with stunning looks and more speed than most cars on the road.
Built with a steel chassis and a carbon fibre body, the Mono has a 2.3 litre Cosworth engine with 285 bhp and, because it weighs just 540kg, it can get from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds.
But who built the BAC Mono, and why? XCAR has interviewed the founders of Briggs Automotive Company, brothers Neil and Ian Briggs, asking where they came from, what drove their passion in cars, and why in 2009 they founded BAC and built one of the most impressive cars on the road.