The BAC Mono Supercar Is Now Available as a Marine Edition for Superyachts
The separation anxiety suffered by yacht owners forced to leave their supercars at home finally has a cure—the Marine Edition Mono by Briggs Automotive Company (BAC). Partnered with the yacht management firm and charter operator Camper & Nicholsons International, BAC’s cofounder and director of design, Ian Briggs, returned to his beginnings in luxury boat design to create the seaworthy racer. The latest edition follows in the tracks of the BAC Mono supercar, a $200,000 carbon-fiber catapult capable of going from zero to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds—the second-fastest car on street-legal tires to record a power lap time on the show Top Gear, beaten only by the Pagani Huayra.
Detailed to meet the demands of maritime travel and all of its accompanying elements, the sporty, single-seat stowaway weighs less than 1,300 pounds, is made from anticorrosive components, and comes with a proprietary lifting system to simplify transport by onboard cranes. And there will be little competition when tearing around towns, thanks to a 305 hp, Mountune 2.5-liter engine—making possible a top speed of 170 mph—managed by the same Hewland FTR gearbox favored by F/3 racecars. When not ruling the road, the Marine Edition Mono—price available upon request—stores in its own Environmental Control Container System, a climate-managed cocoon that will keep the precious cargo pristine during any pelagic crossing. (bac-mono.com)