Bespoke manufacturers of supercars, BAC Mono, standing for Briggs Automotive Company, was founded by Ian and Neill Briggs in Liverpool in 2011. The brand is the producer of the globally acclaimed Mono supercar, a single seat formula style car, providing both a visceral and breathtaking driving experience. Despite an appeal and acclamation all around the world, BAC Mono remains proud to be British, sourcing parts from Britain whenever possible.
Celebrating phenomenal success at the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed, which took place over the weekend of the 23rd June, BAC Mono got the hearts of those in attendance racing both on and off the infamous hill climb.
25 year old official test driver Oliver Webb braved all the weather in Britain’s arsenal to race up the hill in an incredibly competitive time in the latest class introduced by Mono – Race Cars for the Road. Despite perilous, tricky and constantly changing conditions over the weekend, Webb ensured the Mono held its position at the top of the game. When the clouds cleared, he was able to really give the track his all, cruising around the track in just under 50 seconds, which would have good enough to place BAC on the podium in the final shootout, falling just short of the 806bhp Subaru Impreza Gobstobber II, which finished at 46.29 seconds, and the McLaren P1 LM, which crossed the finish line in 47.07 seconds. BAC Mono’s time was particularly impressive due to it being set up for road use, utilizing standard road type tyres.
Off the track, BAC Mono thoroughly enjoyed time spent at their stand, with fans, famous faces, media and owners all flocking to the Liverpool-based brand’s stand to share in the victorious atmosphere, including The Red Arrows team, Gumball founder Maximillion Cooper, World Rallycross driver Andreas Bakkerud and Monster athletes ‘Buttsy’ Butler and mountain bike star Sam Reynolds, all getting up close to the car and meeting the craftsmen behind it.
All in all, Goodwood Festival was a phenomenal success for BAC Mono, with customers coming from every corner of the world to look at their supercars, meet the team behind them and place orders. These sales resulted in a record number of sales over the course of the weekend, and a considerable number of UK demonstration days were also booked, allowing more and more people to experience the white knuckle thrill of driving a Mono. A demonstration of BAC Mono’s global appeal and international growth, cars have been ordered across the Lebanon, Belgium and the UK. Visitors to the stand were able to get up close and personal with the cars on display, which were exhibited before being sent off to their new owners in Japan, Hong Kong and the UK.
Breaking further records, the stand at Goodwood was the largest in the history of BAC, with three supercars on display and a spacious outdoor area where guests were able to gather and soak up the sun. A Mountune Engine went down a treat with guests in attendance, which allowed motoring enthusiasts to examine the bespoke Alunox titanium exhaust. Also on display was BAC’s latest offering, hybrid carbon wheels, which were unveiled for the first time on the first day of the show, with the lightweight rims proving popular with onlookers. At the end of each day, BAC Mono partied long into the night, with a VIP Party and DJ Ninja keeping the stand bouncing over the duration.
Speaking at length about the supercar brand’s involvement in Goodwood, BAC Mono co-founder and Design Director Ian Briggs commented, “The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the greatest events in the international automotive calendar, and this year was the best yet as far as BAC was concerned. The stand was buzzing throughout the weekend and it was great to meet so many Mono fans, owners and customers. Lots of people came to us knowing about the car, but the show allowed them to really get up close and learn more about it and what truly makes it one of a kind. That so many of them went away having ordered a car, and with more orders hopefully following in the coming weeks, it has proved a wonderful few days. At the heart, Goodwood is still a motor sport event, and it is all about how the car performed up the hill. As you can see from our on-board footage, our sub 50-second final run was a thrilling ride, and one that was a real achievement given the conditions, the competition and the road-legal tyres the car was wearing. We can’t wait to come back in 2017.”
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