This Is The Single-Seater, 340bhp BAC Mono R

Only 30 examples of the 340bhp Mono R are being built - and they have all been snapped up.
This Is The Single-Seater, 340bhp BAC Mono R

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has gone and raised the stakes in the single-seater class with this lighter, faster, more powerful second generation version of the road-legal Mono R.

Said to mark “a monumental step” in BAC’s history, the Mono R is dripping in weight-saving materials, from the generous application of carbon fibre for the race-inspired body panels to magnesium that has helped construct the chassis and various transmission components.

This Is The Single-Seater, 340bhp BAC Mono R

Tipping the scales at just over 550kg, the Mono R is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre, four-cylinder engine. Co-developed by tuning specialist Mountune, power is up by 35bhp on before and now stands at 340bhp. All of which makes for eye-popping performance.

0-60mph can be taken care of in two-and-a-half seconds which, for the record, is quicker than a Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Ferrari 488 Pista, while the top speed stands at a none-too-shabby 170mph. Most impressive of all, however, is the power-to-weight-ratio: 612bhp-per-tonne!

To make sure you can stop on a sixpence, carbon-ceramic brakes are fitted to each corner. AP Racing has provided the brake callipers, and Ohlins has chipped in with two-way adjustable dampers. The latter is a first for the car and is said to help minimise horrible pitch and dive.

This Is The Single-Seater, 340bhp BAC Mono R

Shown to the world at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, the Mono R is dominated by a “shark nose front”, a side-mounted Formula-inspired air dam, large side pods, and a huge rear diffuser above which sits a fresh titanium exhaust system. Coupled to a lower ride height, the Mono R has guaranteed kerb side appeal.

Downsides? You will struggle to find space for a weekend bag, and swallowing the occasional fly might become the norm. The biggest of all, however, is the fact that only 30 units are being built and every single one has already been sold. To who? Existing Mono owners, of course.


Thye van der Bijl

If I ever find myself having too much money, I would buy this 100%

07/05/2019 - 09:36 |
25 | 0

Working a job you hate just to pay for a BAC Mono would still probably be worth it just because you could commute to said job everyday in your BAC Mono.

07/05/2019 - 13:43 |
9 | 0


I’d only buy it because it has a Formula 3-style air intake 😂

07/05/2019 - 09:39 |
5 | 0

Still waiting for a F3 aero package

07/05/2019 - 10:01 |
5 | 0

The mono is now BAC to business dominating track days

07/05/2019 - 10:16 |
6 | 0

They need to build one with a small, high-revving, naturally aspirated v8
Or, better, v10
Imagine the noise!

07/05/2019 - 13:46 |
4 | 0

Wrap it in full black -> Batman goes on a mission :)

07/05/2019 - 14:59 |
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