The BAC Mono has been updated for the 2016 model year. The new BAC Mono gets a wider chassis along with carbon-fiber interior panels that give more space and a “high-tech” look to the cockpit of the sportscar.
The chassis has been redesigned by the engineers, moving the sides of the tubular steel safety cell further outwards and adding new slimmer side panels. This results in 25mm of extra space on either side and another 3mm on both sides of the driver. Thus, a total of 56mm extra width is added to the Mono’s cockpit.
However, the exterior dimensions and weight of the car remain the same which means that the Mono’s aerodynamic properties remain unchanged, ensuring the same 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds and top speed of 170 mph.
“Every change we make to the Mono is aimed at improving it for our customers, and this upgrade is intended to make the most of the space for the driver. The changes will widen the appeal of the Mono, particularly as we expand into new markets such as America and the Far East,” BAC co-founder Ian Briggs said.
This updated version of the Mono will go on sale from summer of 2016. The 2016 model year BAC Mono is powered by a 305 hp 2.5-litre Mountune engine and made its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 where it set a faster time than the McLaren P1 up the famous Hill Climb.
BAC Mono gets a new wider chassis to offer more space in the cockpit
Changes bring as much as 56mm in extra interior room
Exterior dimensions, weight and aerodynamics remain unchanged, as does the Mono’s trademark blistering performance and handling.
New carbon fibre interior panels will also be available, bringing a high-tech look to the cockpit of this futuristic looking luxury sports car.
BAC has continued its approach of constant improvement and turned up the style in the cockpit of its bespoke Mono supercar, while a new wider chassis has added a generous amount of extra space.
The chassis has been redesigned, to move the sides of the tubular steel safety cell outwards, while new, slimmer side panels make even more of the changes. The changes have come about thanks to BAC’s close relationship and ongoing communication with its customers. The re-engineering of the chassis brings 25mm of extra space on either side, while the new panels bring another 3mm on both sides of the driver. Overall, this means there is now a total of 56mm extra width in the Mono’s cockpit.
However, the changes are all under the surface of the Mono, meaning that the car’s exterior dimensions remain the same. As a result, the Mono’s precisely engineered aerodynamics are unchanged, as are the car’s phenomenal handling abilities. The breath-taking performance levels are also untouched by the changes, so the Mono retains its 2.8sec 0-60mph time, and top speed of 170mph.
Customers also now have the option of new side panels, which are made from visible carbon fibre, and make the most of the available space. The bespoke attention to detail continues elsewhere in the cockpit, with each buyer getting a custom-fitted driver’s seat and steering wheel.
BAC co-founder Ian Briggs said: “Every change we make to the Mono is aimed at improving it for our customers, and this upgrade is intended to make the most of the space for the driver. Thanks to the close relationship we enjoy with our customers, we are in regular dialogue with them and this change has come as a result of this. The changes will widen the appeal of the Mono, particularly as we expand into new markets such as America and the Far East.”
The new, wider chassis Mono will be on sale from summer 2016.