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New 2023 BAC Mono retains lightweight driver-focused approach

The British supercar weighs just 570kg and comes with a naturally-aspirated engine

Briggs Automotive Company, known as BAC, is hoping to expand its operations around the world and the car to help the British firm achieve this goal has been revealed in the new Mono. 

From the outside it looks pretty much identical to the original stripped-back single seater Mono that was introduced over a decade ago. However BAC says the new car is “designed, engineered and developed to offer a new type of high-performance BAC driving experience.” 

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Powering the Mono is the same naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder as before, but tuned to 311bhp and 313Nm of torque. The new car represents a slight increase in power over the previous standard Mono but down 32bhp on the Mono R. 

The redline of the engine is at 8,000rpm and BAC says there have been a series of tweaks to deliver linear and progressive power. These include forged connecting rods and pistons, new camshafts, uprated valve springs and an enhanced air intake system with individual throttle bodies. 

A 0-60mph time of 2.7 seconds is quoted by BAC thanks to the Mono’s kerbweight of 570kg – achieved by graphene-infused carbon body parts. 

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission with gear ratios that can be configured depending on the driver’s requirements. 

Pricing for the Mono hasn’t been revealed but BAC are already taking orders with production having started at its Liverpool base. BAC says the new car adds a “new dimension” and reinforces the “upwards trajectory of the ultra-luxury lifestyle marque”. 

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A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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