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21st October 2019, Derby

New Mono R to be unveiled at Advanced Engineering

Mono R is one of the most exclusive supercars ever made. © Pentaxia

Mono R is one of the most exclusive supercars ever made. © Pentaxia

During the Advanced Engineering Show, taking place from 30-31 October at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, the all new BAC Mono R supercar will be featured at the Pentaxia Stand, within the Composite Engineering area of the show.

The Mono R is one of the most exclusive supercars ever made, with a total of just 30 models being produced and sold to existing Mono customers around the globe. Ahead of its launch, the full production run has sold out.             

A new approach to body engineering has seen all surfaces designed from scratch and 44 bespoke graphene-enhanced carbon parts have been restyled. This enhances the structural properties of the carbon fibre to make panels stronger and lighter with improved mechanical and thermal performance. It resulted from a successful research and development project into the production-readiness of graphene. Working alongside Haydale and Pentaxia through the Niche Vehicle Network (NVN), BAC is now launching the advantages into series production. 

The sleeker appearance has been achieved by reductions in visible mass across the full body. © Pentaxia

The sleeker appearance has been achieved by reductions in visible mass across the full body. © Pentaxia

BAC has also teamed up with global science corporation DSM to use additive manufacturing for the first time. By 3D printing parts using high-performance polymers, BAC has been able to reduce the design-to-manufacture timeframes of complex geometrical components as well as save further weight. 

Elsewhere, magnesium chassis and transmission components combine to reduce mass and improve weight distribution, while new carbon-ceramic brakes – which save 2.55kg of unsprung mass per corner – are fitted as standard. 

Add all of this to a new titanium exhaust system, lighter AP Racing brake calipers and an all-new carbon floor and the Mono R weighs in at a significant 25kg less than the standard Mono, at just 555kg.   

The striking new look of the Mono R is defined by the imposing shark nose front and centrally mounted main beam LED headlights. 

A new approach to body engineering has seen 44 bespoke graphene-enhanced carbon parts restyled. © Pentaxia

A new approach to body engineering has seen 44 bespoke graphene-enhanced carbon parts restyled. © Pentaxia

The sleeker appearance has been achieved by reductions in visible mass across the full body, along with a 20mm reduction in overall height and a 25mm increase in length. 

Co-developed with long-standing partner Mountune, the Mono’s 2.5-litre, four-cylinder engine has increased in power by 35bhp to deliver an astonishing 340bhp. 

BAC and Mountune left no stone unturned when it came to meeting power targets – increasing the cylinder bore size and reducing new billet crankshaft stroke to optimise power and torque delivery and increase rpm from 7,800rpm to 8,800rpm. 

The bespoke Mountune engine now offers 136bhp per litre.   

 “This car is the ultimate benchmark-setter in terms of design, engineering and performance,” Neill Briggs, BAC’s director of product development. “It’s a result of exceptional teamwork by all of our employees, suppliers and partners and something for everyone associated with BAC to be extremely proud of.”

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