BAC have updated their hardcore Mono with a redesigned chassis. The new chassis is slightly wider offering increased interior comfort while retaining performance and structural integrity.
The redesign involved moving the sides of the tubular steel safety cell outwards, side panels were also thinned to retain the same exterior shape and dimensions.
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 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.
All the changes on the latest Mono are all under the surface meaning the car’s exterior dimensions remain exactly 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 four-cylinder 227kw (305bhp 2.5-litre Mountune engine which propels it from 0-97km/h in just 2.8sec.
New customers will also have the option of ordering carbon fibre side panels which further improve 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.