This is the 150th BAC Mono built in Liverpool since 2011, and the 29th example of the Mono R
December 16, 2022 at 14:31
by Thanos Pappas
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) announced the delivery of its 150th vehicle – a Mono R featuring a special livery. The BAC Mono #150 was commissioned by Belgian financier Julien Bgasse de Dhaem who worked with BAC’s Bespoke Specialist, Daniel Youd, and the design team to create this bespoke specification.
The livery is called “Man in the Satin Mirror” and was inspired by sci-fi films. It combines a Satin Liquid Silver Paint upper body with an exposed matte carbon fiber lower body, satin carbon logos, and Highlighter Yellow accents on the bonnet, mirrors, airbox, rear wing, diffuser, and wheels.
According to the company, a member of the design team spent three days masking the car by hand, so that the yellow accents would be applied as accurately as possible. It also comes fitted with a set of bronze-finished lightweight carbon hybrid wheels developed in collaboration with Dymag. Interior highlights include a made-to-measure carbon steering wheel with a satin R logo, plenty of carbon fiber, and contrast silver interior stitching.
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This is the 150th Mono and the 29th Mono R, which is why an R29 logo was embedded on the headlight surrounds and rear wheel arches. Mind you, the BAC Mono R – introduced in 2019 – has a limited production of 30 units which means that this example is the second last.
The technical specifications of the supercar are printed on the airbox. As with every BAC Mono R, it comes fitted with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter engine producing 342 hp (255 kW / 347 PS) and tips the scales at 555 kg (1,224 lbs) which translates to an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 613 hp-per-tonne. Power is transmitted to the rear axle through a sequential six-speed transmission derived from Formula 3, allowing a 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) in 2.6 seconds.
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Brothers Neil and Ian Briggs founded BAC in 2009, before unveiling the first-gen Mono in 2011, the more powerful Mono R in 2019, and the second-gen Mono in 2020. Less than 12 years later the Liverpool-based brand has produced 150 hand-built single-seater supercars, with a growing network of retailers in a total of 48 export territories. Earlier this year BAC unveiled the hydrogen-powered e-Mono concept, while for 2023 it has “an exciting array of announcements in the pipeline”.