BAC Mono R unveiled at 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

New BAC Mono R is lighter, faster and more advanced

BAC’s ‘Gen2’ single-seater, with 340bhp naturally aspirated engine and 555kg kerb weight, lands at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The all-new BAC Mono R(Credit: BAC)

It was back in 2011 that Britain’s Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) debuted its Mono single-seat street-legal high-performance sports car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. At this year’s event BAC has taken things further, with the “more advanced” Mono R.

The BAC Mono R is 25 kg (55 lb) lighter than the original model, tipping the scales at 555 kg (1,224 lb)(Credit: BAC)

First off, the R is 25 kg (55 lb) lighter than the original model, tipping the scales at 555 kg (1,224 lb). Delivering 340 bhp, it also offers 35 bhp more power. This combined lower weight and extra juice gives it a power-to-weight ratio of 612 bhp-per-tonne.

Delivering 340 bhp, the BAC Mono R offers 35 bhp more power than the standard model(Credit: BAC)

The 2.5-litre, four-cylinder, drive-by-wire Mountune engine is claimed to provide the Mono R with the highest normally aspirated specific output of all time, for a road-legal model.

The BAC Mono R features a lighter race-inspired steering wheel(Credit: BAC)

When the rubber meets the road, the car is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.5 seconds, reaching a top speed of 170 mph (274 km/h).

The 2.5-litre, four-cylinder drive-by-wire Mountune engine is claimed to provide the BAC Mono R with the highest normally aspirated specific output of all time, for a road-legal model(Credit: BAC)

BAC also claims that the Mono R is the world’s first car to incorporate graphene-enhanced carbon body panels – the graphene is said to enhance the structural properties of the carbon, making the panels stronger and lighter while also offering improved mechanical and thermal performance. In all, the automobile features 44 custom carbon components, along with some 3D-printed polymer parts.

The BAC Mono R has a sharper-nosed, 25mm longer, 20mm lower and generally more aerodynamic body than its predecessor(Credit: BAC)

Some of its other new features include a sharper-nosed, 25-mm longer, 20-mm lower and generally more aerodynamic body; a lighter race-inspired steering wheel; a new type of LED headlights; carbon-ceramic brakes; and twin-strut wing mirrors.

Production of the Mono R is limited to 30 units, which were exclusively offered to existing Mono owners. All of the cars have already been sold, with prices starting at £190,950 (about US$239,171).

Source: BAC

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