Open-cockpit vehicles like the BAC Mono and Lotus 3-Eleven were built with a single purpose in mind, giving the driver the most rewarding driving experience. Because you don’t have a roof over your head, the occupants are at the mercy of the weather but Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) believes that its cars can take on even the most extreme driving conditions.
The BAC team together with a selected number of owners and enthusiast took the single-seater Mono to the frozen lakes of Sweden for the second instalment of the Mono Ice Driving Experience with the goal of giving the drivers the raw Mono experience and having plenty of fun along the way in sub-zero temperatures:
AC Co-Founder and Design Director, Ian Briggs, said: “Mono and our drivers were tested thoroughly, of course, but this is the ultimate piece of sporting equipment that simply thrives even in the most extreme conditions. Our video perfectly captures what it means to be part of the BAC Family – having unbelievable fun behind the wheel of Mono but also coming together as one when the helmets are off.”
Available in Hong Kong, North America, Japan and London, the Mono is powered by a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder by Mountune delivering 305 hp and 308 Nm of torque. With a dry weight of mere 580 kg, the Mono will sprint from 0 to 96 km/h in 2.8 seconds onwards to a ridiculous top speed of 273 km/h.