The centenary car is the first Mono to sport British racing green visible carbon bodywork.
British sports car manufacturer BAC is celebrating a significant production milestone, as the one-hundredth example of the bonkers Mono single-seater sports car has rolled out of the factory in Liverpool, UK. That may not sound very impressive considering most mainstream car manufacturers produce thousands of cars every single day, but it’s a significant achievement for a specialist, low-volume sports car manufacturer like BAC.
The one-hundredth BAC Mono stands out from the rest thanks to its stunning British racing green, visible carbon bodywork. This is easily the best-looking BAC Mono we’ve seen yet. Further distinguishing the special Mono is a unique "Chassis 100” golden plaque below the driver headrest, as well gold trim applied to the body, carbon rims and interior stitching.
The centenary Mono was acquired by the Strojer Samlingen car museum in Assens, Denmark, which is the home of over 120 cars from around the globe including Danish royal family models, James Bond movie cars and a remarkable line-up of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bugattis, Aston Martins, Koenigseggs, Porsches and McLarens through the ages.
Fittingly, the delivery day also marked ten years to the day since Ian and Neill Briggs first founded the company. "Over the past decade, there have been a number of occasions where I’ve had to stop and pinch myself – and delivering Mono #100 to Strojer Samlingen is one of those times!” said Neill Briggs, BAC Co-Founder and Director of Product Development. "The collection is absolutely phenomenal; these are the cars that I used to have posted up on my bedroom wall as a youngster, and now the Mono is lining up in the middle of all of them. It’s been a humbling and emotional experience.”
"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. Delivering Mono #100 is a huge milestone in our history, but stay tuned – there is a lot more excitement to come from BAC in the near future.”
First launched in 2012, the lightweight BAC Mono sports car is powered by a 2.5-liter straight four that produces 305 hp. Since it only weighs around 1,200 pounds, 0-62 mph takes just 2.8 seconds before the Mono hits a top speed of 170 mph.