BAC Delivers the 100th Mono Supercar
On the same day that the company celebrated their 10-year anniversary, BAC Mono #100 was delivered in Denmark.
Briggs Automotive Company, better known as BAC, reached a key milestone back in March, delivering the 100th example of their one-seater Mono supercar to the legendary Strøjer Samlingen car museum in Assens, Denmark. Not only is delivering the 100th car a major milestone for the company, but the delivery of the 100th car comes on the 10th anniversary of Ian and Neill Briggs founding their supercar brand.
Oddly, the company waited under April 11 to announce the production and delivery of Mono #100 on March 4, but in addition to a nice collection of images, BAC has offered up all of the key details that make their centenary supercar unique from the first 99.
The BAC Mono that now resides in the remarkable Strøjer Samlingen car museum is the first to come from the factory in a unique British Racing Green exposed carbon fiber. From far away, this car appears to be dark green, but as you get closer, you can see the carbon fiber weave with the green tint and it is breathtaking. Next, there is a massive BAC logo sprawling along the topside of the body in gold, with more gold trim on the carbon fiber wheels and gold stitching in the one-person cockpit.
Finally, this Mono has a gold plaque below the headrest that announces that it is Chassis #100, but we have to circle back around to the gorgeous British Racing Green exposed carbon fiber. It looks incredible and we hope to see more of this in the high end performance car world in the coming years, combining the allure of exposed carbon fiber with the ability to have a color other than grey.
Of course, like every new BAC Mono, this car is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder mill that sends 305 horsepower and 227 lb-ft to the rear wheels by means of a sequential six-speed gearbox. Weighing less than 1,300 pounds, that small engine allows the Mono to rip from a stop to 60 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds en route to a top speed of 170 miles per hour.
When coupled with the track-tuned suspension and braking systems, this is a street-legal supercar that is right at home on a road course, making it the most unique sports car on the market today.
Upon being built, BAC Mono #1 was shipped to the Strøjer Samlingen car museum in Assens, Denmark, where it now resides with some of the greatest performance cars in the history of the automotive industry. The Mono lives amongst the top machines from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Porsche, McLaren and many more, with more than 120 cars on display.
“Over the past decade, there have been a number of occasions where I’ve had to stop and pinch myself – and delivering Mono #100 to Strøjer Samlingen is one of those times,” said Neill Briggs, BAC Co-Founder and Director of Product Development. “The collection is absolutely phenomenal; these are the cars that I used to have posted up on my bedroom wall as a youngster, and now the Mono is lining up in the middle of all of them. It’s been a humbling and emotional experience. ”
“We’ve had an exceptional decade since myself and Ian first registered the business back in March 2009, when our vision was just to create a car that offers the ultimate driving experience. Not in our wildest dreams did we foresee us reaching 100 cars in such a short space of time and accomplishing what we have around the world – it’s been incredible to say the least,” continued Briggs. “Delivering Mono #100 is a huge milestone in our history, but stay tuned – there is a lot more excitement to come from BAC in the near future.”
While it took BAC exactly 10 years to produce and deliver their 100th car, the pace has picked up dramatically in recent years. At this point, the company is building three cars each month at their factory in Liverpool, England and with the delivery of #100 to the museum in Denmark, there are now Monos in 38 countries around the world.