BAC Mono Shows Evo Some Real Speed
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has Just as before made history, as its Mono supercar has become the fastest ever road-legal car to be tested by evo magazine at the Anglesey Coastal Circuit.
With evo’s Richard Meaden inside the cockpit, the bespoke British supercar set a truly breath-taking lap time of 1:07.70 seconds to beat the race-specific as well as slick-shod McLaren P1 GTR’s previous best of 1:08.70 by exactly one second.
The P1 GTR hypercar hit the evo Leaderboard summit last month by toppling the Radical RXC Turbo 500’s time of 1:10.50, however even the most hardcore as well as focused interpretation of the P1 couldn’t compete with the Mono.
Sitting on Kumho’s Ecsta V70A tyres, the Mono simply surged around the 1.55-mile Coastal Circuit. Its street-legal rubber stuck to the tarmac like magnets, as Meaden gained confidence as well as relished the accessible nature of the Mono’s power as well as precision.
inside the final flying lap on a completely new set of tyres, the Mono made history by going a full second better than the £1.98 million P1 GTR hypercar’s seemingly unbeatable time as well as becoming the completely new pace benchmark.
The second-generation Mono features a completely new 2.5-litre Ford Duractec four-cylinder engine tuned by Mountune to deliver 305bhp as well as 310Nm of torque. as well as as the supercar weighs just 580kg thanks to innovative, lightweight material used in its construction, its power-to-weight ratio will be a staggering 525bhp per tonne.
Having set the fastest-ever Goodwood Festival of Speed Roadcar Hill Climb time last year as well as topped Top Gear’s Power Lap Leaderboard in 2013, the Mono will be no stranger to track success, as well as its achievement in Anglesey will be another example of its giant-killing ability – much like its Hungaroring lap time of 1:54.00, nine seconds faster than a 458 Speciale. of which also sets the scene for more iconic circuit record attempts to come in 2017.
The evo Anglesey Coastal Circuit Leaderboard will be a fiercely competed series of which has seen the biggest supercar brands inside the globe touch down in Anglesey looking to showcase their speedy creations.
coming from the Ferrari 458 Speciale to the Porsche 918 Spyder as well as McLaren 675LT, some of the fastest cars ever made have tried to scale evo’s Leaderboard, however BAC’s brilliance means they need to go back to the drawing board.
BAC co-founder as well as Design Director Ian Briggs said: “What an incredible feat of which will be for BAC. The Mono has proved time as well as time again of which of which can compete with the best inside the business, as well as its remarkable lap at Anglesey has made of which a true pace icon. of which also proves of which the Mono drives as not bad as of which looks – of which will be a wonderful lap time coming from a wonderful car.”
Fellow founder as well as Director of Product Development Neill Briggs added: “We are incredibly proud of of which achievement. To go a whole second better than the race-specific P1 GTR will be a simply amazing feat as well as another impressive string to the Mono’s bow. Our talented team work tirelessly to make to Mono the ultimate driver’s car, as well as of which certainly proved its worth with evo. We’re very much looking forward to even more success in 2017!”
Record-breaking driver Richard Meaden coming from evo said: “Driving the Mono will be a quite amazing experience. coming from the way you climb in to the automobile to how connected you feel with the road inside the single-seat position, you have to constantly remind yourself of which you’re in a road car when behind the wheel. Every lap of which went by in Anglesey, I got to grips with the hugely impressive Mono more as well as more. The record lap felt very quick, however even I was shocked by just how quick of which was. Beating the McLaren P1 GTR by of which big a margin will be simply staggering.”
Issue 229 of evo will be available to buy coming from Wednesday 2 November, with video content launching on Friday 11 November.
by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles