BAC is refusing to let BMW steal all the spotlight in the art car scene.
A salivating selection of supercars and historic racers will be vying for your attention at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, but one of the most eye-catching cars on display comes courtesy of Briggs Automotive Company, the independent British manufacturer responsible for the track-focused Mono single seater. Refusing to let BMW steal all the spotlight in the art car scene, BAC has worked with Autodesk to create the first ever Mono Art Car - and it's a stunning sight to behold.
While it’s not as brash as some other art cars, it’s a novel way ofvisualizingthe single seater’ssophsticatedaerodynamics. BAC teamed up with design company Autodesk to create the Mono art car’s intricate design that represents the track car’s airflow. The paint scheme comprising of a jet black body with blue and green accents at the front and red and yellow accents at the rear was inspired by Autodesk’s Computational Fluid Dynamics software. The software simulates a wind tunnel, allowing designers tovisualizethe airflow over a 3D model of the car. “Good design is at the heart of Mono and is paramount in everything we do at BAC said Co-Founder and Design Director Ian Briggs.
Having worked with Autodesk for many years, it is a pleasure to create something as beautiful as this Art Car. Not only is it one of the most striking and intricate Monocolorschemes we have ever created, it also shows the intelligent design of Mono and how we use Autodesk software to help create the perfect car.” Powering the BAC Mono is a 2.5-literfour-cylinder engine that produces 305-hp, allowing the single seater to sprint to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. The Mono Art Car will be on display at the Autodesk Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Birmingham, UK, but you’ll be able to marvel at it in the metal at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.