The successor to the BAC Mono will be a hybrid hypercar that rivals the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918.
Now available in the US, the BAC Mono is one of the best and most exhilarating track cars you can buy. While it may only produce 305 hp and 227 lb-ft, it shouldn’t be underestimated – weighing only 305 pounds, the BAC Mono is so light it can comfortably outrun the mighty McLaren P1. Speaking to Wilton Classic & Supercar, the two brothers Neill and Ian Briggs who founded BAC have revealed plans to make a hybrid hypercar of their own to take on the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder.
The ambitious project is still at an early stage, but BAC has already decided that its upcoming hypercar will be a two-seater with a closed cockpit in contrast to the roofless Mono, and will cost around $1.25 million. The astronomical asking price alone puts it in hypercar territory. BAC has already been planning for the future, and has assembled an advisory board of Mono owners and potential customers. Since BAC Mono owners tend to be the sort of people who also own hypercars such as the P1 and 918, BAC is hoping they can help influence the direction of the company’s upcoming hypercar.
"When we decided to go ahead and build the Mono, we already knew 10 or 15 people who would buy one, and that was our risk mitigation," Neill Briggs told Wilton Classic & Supercar. "In five years we'll have a few hundred happy customers, who will all be looking for the next big thing." Don’t think that BAC is abandoning the revered Mono just yet, however. The manufacturer also hinted at plans to build a new Mono with an “alternative powertrain” which could possibly be all-electric, combining single seater thrills with uncompromising performance. "Think Formula E rather than F1 hybrid tech," said Neill.
Of course, it’s early days for both projects right now, and while BAC’s hypercar could rival McLaren, Ferrari and Porsche, the company simply doesn’t have the resources of its competitors. Instead, BAC is targeting the exclusive end of the market – Neill admitted that producing around 120 cars a year would be feasible. And by the time the BAC hypercar rolls out, it will most likely face stiff competition from the ambitious Aston Martin AM-RB001 and Mercedes-Benz Project One which look set to redefine the hypercar.