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2nd August 2019, Derby

Pentaxia welcomes Mono R supercar

Mono R. © Pentaxia/BAC

Mono R. © Pentaxia/BAC

There was much excitement on site when Pentaxia, a leading supplier to the UK composite industry and motorsport teams, welcomed the Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) team and the Mono R, following its launch at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

The company worked with BAC as the main composite supplier for the Mono R. The Derby team have worked closely with the BAC designers and have been actively involved in decisions on how the car should be manufactured, as the car was the first in the world to use graphene-enhanced carbon fibre in every panel.

Mono R. © Pentaxia

Mono R. © Pentaxia

“Launching Mono R was a monumental step in the history of Briggs Automotive Company, and we owe so much of that to the fantastic work of our partners and suppliers. What we’ve achieved alongside Pentaxia is nothing short of revolutionary and we were absolutely delighted to share the incredible finished result with the hugely talented Pentaxia team,” commented Ian Briggs, BAC Co-Founder and Design Director.

With a target of the car launch at Goodwood, Pentaxia effectively had 5-6 weeks from final design confirmation to manufacture around 80% of the vehicle ready for the big reveal. Pentaxia successfully worked to this tight deadline and the visit from the BAC team and the Mono R was a  way to say thank you for all the hard work put in by the staff to achieve this.

During the visit the BAC Directors were presented with a charcoal drawing of the Mono R. © Pentaxia

During the visit the BAC Directors were presented with a charcoal drawing of the Mono R. © Pentaxia

Weighing just 555kg, the R is 25kg lighter than the standard Mono and at 340bhp it offers a remarkable power-to-weight ratio of 612bhp-per-tonne – resulting in world-beating performance on both the road and track, according to the manufacturer.

The Mono R is one of the most exclusive single seater supercars ever made with only 30 models being produced and already sold to existing Mono owners around the world.

Mono R. © Pentaxia

Mono R. © Pentaxia

There was a buzz around the place as staff were able to see the results of their labour. “Our staff were delighted to see the finished product following so much hard work. The car is a world first in many areas and we are proud to have been involved,” commented Stephen Ollier, Pentaxia Managing Director.

During the visit the BAC Directors were presented with a charcoal drawing of the Mono R, which had been created by local artist Magdalena Aron.

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