BAC in 2018: A Year to Remember

28/12/2018

As 2018 comes to a close, BAC is looking back and celebrating yet another fantastic year – the company has expanded rapidly, enhanced its stellar reputation around the world and set new benchmarks in terms of performance and within the automotive industry as a whole.  

BAC prides itself on being the very best in the business no matter the discipline, and the great work of its partners, suppliers and dealerships ensures it stays at the top. We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their hard work in 2018 helping to make Mono the global sensation that it is, without forgetting – of course – the fans.  

BAC kicked off and finished the year by setting a pair of scintillating new production car lap records. The first came at Zolder Circuit, Belgium, in January – clocking a 1:38.12 to beat the McLaren 650S to the top of the leaderboard.  

Then in December, BAC Hong Kong took to Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, where Shaun Thong raced Mono around the iconic track in just 2:14.617 – over our seconds faster than the previous record held by the Porsche GT2 RS.

The record was set as part of a Mono Experience event at Sepang for customers around Asia - one of many throughout the year, including ice driving on the frozen lakes of Sweden and touring the Isle of Man, a place perfectly set for extreme sports. 

There was cause for performance celebration in the middle of the year, too, when the BAC Mono dominated the revered Goodwood Festival of Speed Supercar Shootout to take home the gold medal.  

With experienced driver Anthony Reid at the wheel, Mono completed the famous Hillclimb in just 49.13 seconds and became the fastest supercar ever to compete in the shootout in the process.  

BAC Japan were on location at Goodwood throughout the Festival, enjoying the hospitality, meeting clients and friends and being part of the BAC Family. Said family became stronger by two in 2018, with BAC Mexico and BAC Sweden joining the ranks out of Mexico City and Borås respectively.  

Demand around the world saw Mono production increase to three cars per month; and at the factory in Liverpool, BAC expanded the team to cater to this ever-increasing global interest.  

But with great power does, indeed, come great responsibility, and BAC ensured that it gave back to the planet by joining forces with the Poseidon Foundation. Poseidon gives individuals, organisations and governments the opportunity to rebalance their carbon footprint by supporting forestry conservation projects around the world using blockchain technology.  

By partnering with Poseidon, BAC became the first car manufacturer in the world to go ‘climate positive’, setting a new industry standard for climate action. Becoming climate positive means that BAC now contributes to the removal of more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits.  

BAC also teamed up with the Royal Air Force and Rolls-Royce to launch StaRRship – a STEM activity to inspire young people and encourage them into the world of engineering. Using the BAC Mono as a starting point, entrants were tasked with designing a Mars Transport Vehicle to navigate the planet.  

The winner will enjoy two weeks of work experience with the design team in 2019 – a year that is set to be hugely exciting for Briggs Automotive Company and everyone associated with it. Stay tuned with BAC across social media and online to keep up with all that's going on. 

We’d like to once again thank you for your love and support throughout 2018 and wish you a very happy new year. See you in 2019, Mono fans!



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