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Briggs Automotive Company

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Briggs Automotive Company Ltd
Private limited company
Founded4 March 2009 (2009-03-04)
United Kingdom
Key people
Neill Briggs
Ian Briggs
ProductsSports cars
Number of employees
20 (2020)
Footnotes / references

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is a British car manufacturing company based in Speke, Liverpool.[3]


BAC was founded by brothers Neill and Ian Briggs in 2009.

The first Mono car was produced in 2011[2] and made its inaugural public appearance at the VIP launch of the Retro Classics show in Stuttgart, Germany.

BAC Mono

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ManufacturerBriggs Automotive Company
LayoutRMR layout
Engine2,300 cc Cosworth Duratec Inline-four engine
Transmission6-speed sequential transmission
Wheelbase2,565 mm (101.0 in)
Length3,952 mm (155.6 in)
Width1,800 mm (70.9 in)
Height1,110 mm (43.7 in)
Kerb weight540 kg (1,190 lb)

The company produced the Mono, a single-seater road-legal sports car launched in 2011. Engineers from Cosworth, Hewland, Sachs, AP and Kumho Tires partnered with designers at BAC.

The Mono uses carbon fibre composite construction over a steel chassis (with FIA compliant rollover structure) inspired by the construction principles employed in DTM race cars. The nose of the vehicle provides a storage compartment and doubles as impact protection.

The Mono was originally powered by a heavily modified Ford Duratec 2,300 cc four-cylinder Cosworth gasoline engine producing 213 kW (286 hp) at 7,700 rpm.[4] The Mono weights 540 kg (1,190 lb). These specifications result in a 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 274 km/h (170 mph).[5] In 2015, the engine was replaced by a 2.5-litre unit developing 227 kW (304 hp) at 8,000 rpm. The car has a F3-specification six-speed sequential transmission developed by Hewland.

Weight distribution is focussed on maintaining a low centre of gravity. The engine is mounted longitudinally to maintain the centralized balance of the car. It includes a fully-adjustable pushrod suspension system with damping elements made by SACHS Racing. AP Racing developed the retardation and stopping ability of the car. The Mono runs on specifically designed Kumho V70A road tires.

During production, each vehicle is custom-built around the purchaser's body shape. The size of the seat, pedal reach, and steering wheel position are modified in order to suit the individual's ergonomic requirements.[2]

The Mono ran 1:14.3 at the Top Gear test track. This made it the 2nd fastest car to go around the track at the time.


  • GQ Track Day Car of the Year 2012[6]
  • Top Gear Stig's Car of the Year 2011[7]
  • Steve Sutcliffe's "Car of the Year"[8]
  • Xcar Best Drive 2012–2013" Editor's Choice[9]

See also


  1. ^ "Company Details". Companies House. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Brit-designed single-seat racer revealed". Top Gear. BBC Worldwide. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  3. ^ "BAC Mono, world's newest supercar, unveiled in Liverpool". Liverpool Echo. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  4. ^ "BAC Mono review". Autocar. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Vehicle Specifications". BAC. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Mono takes GQ Award!". BAC. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  7. ^ "TG Awards 2011: Stig's car of the year". Top Gear. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Steve Sutcliffe makes Mono his 'Car of the Year'". BAC. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  9. ^ "XCAR Awards 2013: Best Drive, Drew". XCAR. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014.

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