Since 2019, Pirelli has been BAC’s official tyre partner, producing special tyres for the famed BAC Mono, a road-legal monster.
Briggs Automotive Company, colloquially known as BAC, is a Liverpool-based manufacturer specialising in track-focused monsters. They’re the geniuses behind the highly acclaimed Mono, a road-going car single-seater thoroughbred that can give most hypercars a run for their money.
The Mono is powered by a peppy 2.5-litre Mountune engine. With a redline of “only” 7,800rpm, it churns out 305bhp and 308Nm of torque. That might not sound like a lot, but remember – it only weighs 580kg.
So, don’t be fooled by its stats on paper, as even the entry-level Mono is enough to break records. To date, it holds the production car lap record at Malaysia’s Sepang Circuit, clocking in a blistering 2:14.617 on the timing sheets.
It’s no secret then, that such a car requires top-of-the-line tyres that can cope with any sort of road condition one can throw at the car. Who better to turn to, than Pirelli?
Pirelli, best known for developing and providing tyres used by Formula 1 cars, is a household name when someone is looking for performance-oriented rubbers. First announced at Autosport International 2019, the Italian firm has since been working directly with BAC. The initial development process took 18 months, and the result is the perfect range of tyres for the Mono.
Pirelli’s famed road-going motorsport tyre, the P Zero Trofeo R, has been specially homologated for the Mono, with 205/45-17 front and 255/40-17 rear sizes. Slick and wet threads are also available, with slightly smaller widths of 200/600-17 up front and 245/620-17 for the rears.
Engineered and constructed as part of Pirelli’s ‘perfect fit’ strategy, the tyre enhances the Mono’s characteristics and delivers the best possible performance.
One unique trait these tyres carry is special markings located on the sidewalls. If you look closely, you can catch a glimpse of a small “MONO” word imprinted beside the Trofeo R wording, denoting that the tyre has been developed specifically for the BAC Mono. Can you spot it?
If you ever get the chance to get up close and personal with a Mono, be sure to spot this neat little detail!
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