BAC unveil further developments to Mono chassis
Our fascination with the BAC Mono at Luxury Lifestyle HQ continues as the bespoke supercar announces another improvement with extra style and a wider chassis now available.
The redesign of the chassis has enabled the sides of the tubular steel safety cell to come outwards whilst the new slimmer side panels make even more changes that come courtesy of the close relationship and communication between BAC and their 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 with the mind-boggling performance levels also untouched by the changes retaining 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.