BAC announces delivery of 100th Mono with centenary model
Seven years after the model went into production, the 100th track-oriented BAC Mono has been delivered to a museum in Denmark
Briggs Automotive Company is celebrating the delivery of its 100th Mono – a unique car featuring exposed carbonfibre, a special plaque and more. Coinciding with the delivery of BAC’s 100th road-legal track car is the firm’s 10th anniversary, with founders Neill and Ian Briggs having registered the company in March of 2009.
The centenary model is no ordinary Mono, sporting exposed carbon bodywork in British Racing Green – a first for the car – with gold highlights on the exterior, gold stitching inside and a ‘Chassis 100’ plaque just below the driver’s headrest, also in gold. It doesn’t feature any performance enhancements, however.
Seven years since the Mono went into production, the Mono #100 rolled out of the brand’s Liverpool factory last month, destined for Strøjer Samlingen Museum in Denmark. The Danish car museum is home to over 120 cars from around the globe, including a line-up of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bugattis and Porsches from various periods.
Jørgen Strøjer-Hansen, owner of Strøjer Samlingen Museum, said: ‘All of our cars have interesting stories and the BAC is no different. This is a car that me and my family have loved for many years and finally we have the 100th model in our collection.’
The world’s only single-seater, road-legal supercar has been honed since its conception, with current cars featuring a staggering 525bhp per tonne power-to-weight ratio for a 0-62mph time of just 2.7sec and a top speed of 170mph. BAC says it now makes three cars per month to cater to demand.
Neill Briggs, BAC co-founder and director of product development, said: ‘We’ve had an exceptional decade since myself and Ian first registered the business back in March 2009, when our vision was just to create a car that offers the ultimate driving experience. Not in our wildest dreams did we foresee us reaching 100 cars in such a short space of time and accomplishing what we have around the world – it’s been incredible to say the least.’