BAC Mono's new chassis to offer more cockpit space
11th February 2016
BAC has continued its approach of constant improvement and turned up the style in the cockpit of its bespoke Mono supercar, while a new wider chassis has added a generous amount of extra space.
The chassis has been redesigned, to move the sides of the tubular steel safety cell outwards, while new, slimmer side panels make even more of the changes. The changes have come about thanks to BAC’s close relationship and ongoing communication with its customers. The re-engineering of the chassis brings 25mm of extra space on either side, while the new panels bring another 3mm on both sides of the driver. Overall, this means there is now a total of 56mm extra width in the Mono’s cockpit.
However, the changes are all under the surface of the Mono, meaning that the car’s exterior dimensions remain the same. As a result, the Mono’s precisely engineered aerodynamics are unchanged, as are the car’s phenomenal handling abilities. The breath-taking performance levels are also untouched by the changes, so the Mono retains its 2.8sec 0-60mph time, and top speed of 170mph.
Customers also now have the option of new side panels, which are made from visible carbon fibre, and make the most of the available space. The bespoke attention to detail continues elsewhere in the cockpit, with each buyer getting a custom-fitted driver’s seat and steering wheel.
BAC co-founder Ian Briggs said: “Every change we make to the Mono is aimed at improving it for our customers, and this upgrade is intended to make the most of the space for the driver. Thanks to the close relationship we enjoy with our customers, we are in regular dialogue with them and this change has come as a result of this. The changes will widen the appeal of the Mono, particularly as we expand into new markets such as America and the Far East.”
The new, wider chassis Mono will be on sale from summer 2016.