- Name: TBA
- Type: Single-seat, track-focused supercar
- Size: Similar to the Mono R
- Powertrain: 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine
- Availability: TBA
BAC (Briggs Automotive Company) is set to unveil a new single-seat supercar during the Monterey Car Week, specifically on August 17. This event will take place at the House of BAC, located close to The Quail. This marks the first official appearance of the company at the Pebble Beach event, and they are bringing something new and intriguing to introduce.
Although BAC has been tight-lipped about the details of this new model, they have mentioned in their press release that the car has been engineered to offer a distinct “behind-the-wheel” experience compared to its existing model, the Mono R. This new offering is expected to bring a fresh dimension to the company’s current lineup.
A teaser video is released, revealing a shadowy glimpse of what is presumably the new model. Unfortunately, due to the darkness of the video, specific details about the car’s design and features remain uncertain. There are fleeting shots of the body, cockpit, and suspension, but not enough to draw concrete conclusions about what the car will look like.
This upcoming model holds significant importance for BAC, as it follows the production of their 150th Mono, a special edition Mono R with unique livery and accents. The 150th Mono features a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine generating 342 horsepower, and it’s remarkably lightweight at just 1,233 pounds.
In recent times, the company is expanding its global presence by establishing new retail networks in countries like Germany, Singapore, and Malaysia. Last year, the company’s export territories grew to 48, and it continues to expand further.
BAC also announced its plans to increase its dealer network in the US, with three new dealerships in Philadelphia, Greenwich, and Newport Beach. The addition of Mike Flewitt, former CEO of McLaren, as the new chairman indicates the company’s commitment to growth and expansion.
Currently, BAC offers the Mono R and the slightly less powerful Mono models. The Mono R produces 342 horsepower from its 2.5-litre engine, while the Mono generates 300 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds. With a top speed of 170 mph, the Mono offers an exhilarating driving experience. It will be interesting to see how BAC differentiates the new model’s driving thrill from these existing offerings.
BAC’s reveal will be among several exciting introductions during the Monterey Car Week, where various prominent automakers and bespoke manufacturers will showcase their innovations. As the event approaches on August 17, more announcements and details are expected to emerge.
The new BAC supercar is a highly anticipated vehicle that is sure to turn heads when it is revealed on August 17. The car is rumoured to be called the Mono S, and it is expected to be a track-focused supercar with a powerful engine and lightweight construction.
BAC has not released any official details about the car yet, however, the teaser video and the company’s recent expansion plans suggest that the Mono S is going to be a serious contender in the supercar market.