Briggs Automotive Company

Briggs Automotive Company

Briggs Automotive Company Ltd.

 

Established
2009
Predecessor
Neill Briggs, Ian Briggs

Headquarters
Speke, Liverpool, United Kingdom

 

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is a British supercar manufacturing company based in Speke, Liverpool. The company produces the Mono, a single seater road-legal sports car launched in 2011. Engineers from Cosworth, Hewland, Sachs, AP and Kumho Tires partnered with designers at BAC. The Mono uses carbon fibre composite construction over a steel chassis (with FIA compliant rollover structure) inspired by the construction principles employed in DTM race cars. The nose of the vehicle provides a storage compartment and doubles as impact protection. The Mono was originally powered by a 2.3-litre four-cylinder Cosworth gasoline engine producing 285 bhp (213 kW; 289 PS) at 7700 rpm, a heavily modified Ford Duratec. The Mono weights just 540 kg (1,190 lb). These specifications result in a 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph (274 km/h). In 2015 the engine was replaced by a 2.5-litre unit
developing 305 bhp (227 kW; 309 PS) at 8000 rpm. The car runs a F3-specification six-speed sequential gearbox developed by Hewland. This gearbox operates a semi-automatic transmission tuned to complete gear shifts in 35 milliseconds.

Driven by passion, a demanding philosophy and sheer focused hard work, BAC has a comprehensive and coherent strategy to serve as a guide for all its activities. ‘Mono’ is the very embodiment of our approach; purity of design, innovative engineering, zero compromise and ultra-high performance. The Total Ownership Experience of the BAC Mono is in many ways unparalleled. With Mono, we will introduce owners to a new benchmark in overall satisfaction by virtue of the quality of the product, attitude, and service proffered by our company.

Weight-distribution in the Mono is focused on maintaining a low centre of gravity. The engine is mounted longitudinally to maintain the centralised balance of the car. It includes a fully adjustable pushrod suspension system with damping elements made by SACHS Racing. AP Racing developed the retardation and stopping ability of the car. The Mono runs on specifically designed Kumho V70A road tires. During production, each vehicle is custom-built around the purchaser's body shape. The size of the seat, pedal reach and steering wheel position are modified in order to suit the individual's ergonomic requirements.
AC’s team knows each of their customers by name. This is the foundation of an engaging emotional connection to a tribe in which owners are both welcome and feel a custodial sense of pride and involvement. Introducing Mono, a lightweight, ultra high performance, road legal supercar designed and manufactured using the latest racing technology. Aimed at drivers who seek a purist driving experience and for whom design, engineering excellence and performance are of paramount importance, Mono is an aggressive design and will set a new benchmark in the small, but elite segment of radical, lightweight sports cars. Mono speaks to the driver that has always wanted a more intimate and visceral connection to the car.

  

 

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