+VIDEO The Isle of Man is well known for TT motorcycle racing on the spectacular – and fast! – 37-mile road circuit that snakes its way around the Island. The top TT racers can lap an average speed of more than 130mph, hitting well over 200mph in the fastest sections.
But that’s when the public roads used for racing are closed. The rest of the time, there are speed limits in the towns and normal two-way traffic with all the hazards that implies.
So it was a real result when Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) was able to get some public roads closed when it took a posse of twenty customers and a fleet of twelve BAC Mono single-seaters to the Island. They also had track time at Jurby Airfield in the north-west of the Island to further explore the limits of the super-quick sportscars.
The customers from ten nationalities had the four-day road trip of a lifetime. It’s the first time BAC has had as many as twelve Monos together, thus making history for the brand.
“Mono Mania truly took over all over the island, and the twelve-strong supercar team relished every second on the tarmac,” said the company.
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC)
Bespoke supercar manufacturer BAC (Briggs Automotive Company) is based in Liverpool and was co-founded by brothers Ian and Neill Briggs. It produces the fast and highly acclaimed Mono supercar, a single-seater formula-style car that provides a visceral and exhilarating driving experience.
Since its launch in 2011 it has been going from strength to strength and is now sold in several markets around the world. It launched with great success and fanfare in Hong Kong at the end of 2015, with eight cars sold in a single night. BAC dealers can also be found in North America, Japan and London.
The Mono comes with a four-cylinder 305bhp 2.5-litre Mountune engine, which takes the 580kg car from 0-60mph in just 2.8sec. Top speed 170mph.