BAC Mono is the fastest production car ever at the Sepang Motor Circuit
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has set the fastest ever lap time in a production car at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
With GT Series Asia driver Shaun Thong at the helm, the BAC Mono tackled the famous Formula 1 track in an astonishing 2:14.617, over four seconds faster than the Porsche GT2 RS which achieved a time of 2:18.997.
The BAC Mono is the world's only single-seater, road legal supercar
BAC has already set a number of lap records from setting best production car times at Zolder, Hungaroring and Anglesey, as well as being the fastest supercar ever to compete in the Goodwood Festival of Speed Supercar Shootout.
The Mono has a top speed of 170 mph
The winning Mono was a 2018 model that belonged to a new BAC customer. BAC hosts regular experience events for its customers, which includes ice driving on frozen lakes in Sweden and high-speed driving on the Isle of Man.
The winning car raced with 7 other Monos
Freddie Chen from BAC Hong Kong said: “What a fantastic achievement from a truly remarkable supercar. Mono has achieved some incredible things around the world and this is just another feat that we are very proud of. To go over four seconds faster around Sepang than the GT2 RS is amazing – no production car lap record in the world is safe with Mono around!”
RRP for the Mono is £165,125
BAC Mono tech specs:
2.5 L inline-four cylinder engine: 305 HP
380 Nm of torque
0-60: 2.7 seconds
Top speed: 170 mph
Dry Weight: 580kg
Power-to-weight ratio: 525bhp per tonne
So it seems that the sky is the limit for this small Liverpool-based motor manufacturer. The BAC Mono is another example of when less is more. This little supercar is on a giant-slaying spree and its only getting started.