The Bac Mono has a lot of testing and design going into it, but Briggs Automotive Company decided to really visualize what is going on with the body by creating a uniquely colorful and informative representation of the aerodynamics and flow to the beautiful design we see before us. The colors you see on the body aren’t just selected at random. Using CFD, or Computational Fluid Dynamics, one can simulate the conditions inside a wind tunnel.
The original design and concept of the Mono was to create a lightweight, ultra high performance, road legal supercar created from the latest race tech. Mainly targeted at drivers seeking engineering excellence and unrivaled performance, this elite sports car offers unique styling and performance for one. That’s right, one. This is essentially an F1 car for the “public.” Honestly speaking though, if you’re really serious about a track car you probably won’t have a bunch of seats for passengers anyway, so at least you won’t need to come up with an excuse as to why you can’t give your friend a ride.
Anyway, back on topic. The Mono’s new outer appearance is the first time the aerodynamic simulation of a car has been visually re-instated on the body. With a uniquely visually stunning appearance, the colored lines help to showcase what this car is all about–being unique. Computational Fluid Dynamics is being used more and more now, since owning and operating a massive wind tunnel isn’t light on the checkbook. The fantastic thing with CFD is that this opens up the door for smaller and newer manufactures to not only jump into the supercar game, but allows them to cut costs that would otherwise take away from such projects like the BAC Mono.
BAC Co-Founder and Design Director, Ian Briggs had this to say about the new Mono appearance, “Good design is at the heart of Mono and is paramount in everything we do at BAC. Having worked with Autodesk for many years, it is a pleasure to create something as beautiful as this Art Car. Not only is it one of the most striking and intricate Mono color schemes we have ever created, it also shows the intelligent design of Mono and how we use Autodesk software to help create the perfect car.”
Along with a new first of aero lines drawn on the body, the Mono will also be the first to use graphene intertwined with the body itself for a road car. Sure it might seem extreme, but such innovations helped secure the Mono as the fastest car ever tested by EVO Magazine on the Anglesey circuit, as well as the fastest “road legal” car to tear up the Top Gear test track.
If the BAC Mono looks familiar, it might be from its showcasing at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed recently. We’ve seen our fair share of small F1 inspired cars in the past, but will we be seeing more of the BAC Mono on the streets? Perhaps not, with so few dealers and limited production World wide.