Η BAC και το βρετανικό evo έδωσαν το video που αποδεικνύει πως το Mono είναι ταχύτερο κατά 1 ολόκληρο δευτερόλεπτο στην πίστα του Anglesey από την McLaren P1 GTR. Το BAC Mono σημείωσε χρόνο 1:07.70, με το απόλυτο ρεκόρ πίστας να το έχει σημειώσει το μονοθέσιο Gould GR37 με χρόνο 1:07.741. Ο χρόνος του BAC Mono είναι ταχύτερος από αυτόν που έχουν σημειώσει οι McLaren P1 GTR, Radical RXC Turbo 500, P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari 488 GTB, McLaren 675LT και Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Διάβασε επίσης: Δοκιμάζουμε το BAC Mono
Το Mono φορά τον 2,5-λίτρων Duratec κινητήρα της Ford, βελτιωμένο από την Mountune, απόδοσης 310 ίππων με 310 Nm ροπής. Ζυγίζει 580 κιλά, με τα 0-96 χλμ/ώρα να τα κάνει σε 2,8 δευτερόλεπτα, έχοντας τελική ταχύτητα 274 χλμ/ώρα.
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WATCH THE BAC MONO OUTGUN THE McLAREN P1 GTR TO BECOME THE FASTEST CAR EVER TESTED BY EVO MAGAZINE AT ANGLESEY
- Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) recently hit the headlines when its Mono supercar set evo magazine’s fastest ever lap time at the Anglesey Coastal Circuit, and the feat is now available to watch online
- Mono saw off the likes of McLaren’s P1 and 675LT, the Ferrari 458 Speciale and Porsche’s 918 Spyder and 911 GT3 RS to officially become the fastest road-legal car ever tested by evo
- The bespoke British supercar also bettered times from race-specific models such as the McLaren P1 GTR and Radical RXC Turbo 500
- Its remarkable time of 1:07.70 is one whole second faster than the slick-shod P1 GTR hypercar’s best
- Watch the world record lap here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXGUWB4LqxM
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) made history earlier this month when the Mono supercar became the fastest ever road-legal car to be tested by evo magazine at the Anglesey Coastal Circuit, and you can now watch the world record lap online.
With evo’s Richard Meaden at the wheel, the bespoke British supercar set a breath-taking lap time of 1:07.70 seconds to beat the race-specific and slick-shod McLaren P1 GTR’s previous best of 1:08.70 by one whole second.
Sitting on Kumho’s Ecsta V70A road-legal performance tyres, the Mono simply surged around the 1.55-mile Coastal Circuit. As shown in the online video, the car displayed amazing balance and poise and showed off its remarkably accessible power and precision.
Putting together a strong lap at the Anglesey Coastal Circuit tests a supercar’s credentials to the max, but the Mono passed the examination with flying colours.
Expert handling, superb braking ability and a staggering power-to-weight ratio of 525bhp per tonne all contributed to the Mono’s record-breaking time, and first-time Mono driver Meaden was able to get to grips with the single-seater with consummate ease.
In the final flying lap, the Mono etched its name into the history books by going a full second faster than the £1.98 million P1 GTR hypercar’s seemingly unbeatable time and becoming the new pace benchmark.
The evo Anglesey Coastal Circuit Leaderboard is a competitive series that has seen the biggest supercar brands in the world head to Anglesey looking to top the charts.
From the McLaren 675LT to the Ferrari 458 Speciale, some of the fastest cars ever made have tried to scale evo’s Leaderboard, but BAC has toppled them all.
Head to www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXGUWB4LqxM to watch the BAC Mono kill giants of the industry and cement its status as a speed icon.
BAC co-founder and Director of Product Development Neill Briggs added: “We are very, very proud of the Mono’s achievement around the Anglesey Coastal Circuit and are thrilled that the world can watch history unfold online. The Mono is known for driving as good as it looks, and that much is evident from evo’s video. When the record lap was set, it looked incredibly quick – the video reinforces just how fast it was and how great a feat this is. To be at the top of evo’s leaderboard is an honour and we are looking forward to attacking and conquering other production car records around the world in 2017.”
Will the Mono’s time ever be beaten? Driver Meaden thinks it can be… but only by the Mono itself.
After setting the record-breaking time of 1:07.70, Meaden revealed that he thinks the Mono even has the potential to go one better and get under the 1:07 barrier.
The world record lap time first appeared in Issue 229 of evo magazine, which hit the shelves on 2 November.
Notes to Editors
Bespoke supercar manufacturer BAC (Briggs Automotive Company) is based in Liverpool and was co-founded by brothers Ian and Neill Briggs. It produces the fast and highly acclaimed Mono supercar, a single-seater formula-style car that provides a visceral and exhilarating driving experience.
Since its launch in 2011 it has been going from strength to strength and is now sold in several markets around the world. It launched with great success and fanfare in Hong Kong at the end of 2015, with eight cars sold in a single night. BAC dealers can also be found in North America, Japan and London.
The 2016 model year version of the Mono comes with a four-cylinder 305bhp 2.5-litre Mountune engine, which takes the 580kg car from 0-60mph in just 2.8sec.
BAC recently launched a carbon hybrid wheel and announced the use of super material graphene, which is up to 20 per cent lighter than carbon fibre and as much as 200 times stronger than steel.
Despite its global appeal, BAC Mono remains proudly British, with parts sourced from its home country wherever possible.