The Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) have unveiled their updated Mono supercar model for 2023. There aren’t too many changes from the previous model though BAC promise that this will form “the nucleus of the brand’s core product offerings.” Translation: this is the standard model.
The engine is still the same Ford 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated though this time it’s been treated with forged connecting rods and pistons, uprated valve springs, improved induction setup, better performance-focused cams, a new carbon airbox, and individual throttle bodies.
Power has been increased by 6bhp (4.5kW) to 311bhp (232kW) with torque at 231lb ft (313Nm). It doesn’t sound like a lot, but the BAC Mono only weighs 570kg, 10kg lighter than the previous model. Power is sent to the rear via a six-speed gearbox and can do 0-100km/h in 2.7 seconds, a tenth higher than before.
Weight has been kept down thanks to graphene-infused carbon panels that save 9kg when compared to standard carbon panels.
The suspension has been tweaked for better body control and handling, improving what was already a brilliant handling experience.
The bodywork has undergone some small design changes to make it more subtle by taking inspiration from the Mono R, so we’ve got a shark-nose front, LED headlights, and aero-optimised rear spoiler.
“Mono is an authentic BAC supercar,” said co-founder Neil Briggs. “It delivers the typical, yet not easily achievable, attributes that are part of the BAC DNA like high-performance, lightweight engineering, dynamic chassis, optimised suspension and an emotional design.
“Just as importantly, Mono also creates a connection to a new type of BAC driving experience, one that can seamlessly take to the road as easily as it can encounter the demands of on-track driving.”
Production has begun in Liverpool and first orders have already been received with the first car expected to be delivered at California Car Week.