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BAC Mono outruns McLaren P1 GTR

22 November 2016

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) made history when its Mono supercar became the fastest ever road-legal car to be tested at the Anglesey Coastal Circuit.

With Evo Magazine’s Richard Meaden at the wheel, the bespoke British supercar set a record-breaking lap time of 1:07.70 – beating the race-specific and slick-shod McLaren P1 GTR’s previous best of 1:08.70 by one whole second.

Sitting on Kumho’s Ecsta V70A road-legal performance tyres, and with a staggering power-to-weight ratio of 525 bhp per tonne, the Mono simply surged around the 1.55-mile Coastal Circuit.

During the final flying lap, the Mono etched its name into the history books by going a full second faster than the £1.98 million P1 GTR hypercar to become the new pace benchmark.

The Evo Anglesey Coastal Circuit Leaderboard is a competitive series that has seen the biggest supercar brands in the world head to the track in a bid to top the charts.

From the McLaren 675LT to the Ferrari 458 Speciale, some of the fastest cars ever made have tried to scale Evo’s Leaderboard.

Neill Briggs, BAC co-founder and director of product development, said: “We are very, very proud of the Mono’s achievement around the Anglesey Coastal Circuit, and are thrilled that the world can watch history unfold online.

“The Mono is known for driving as good as it looks, and that much is evident from Evo’s video. When the record lap was set, it looked incredibly quick – the video reinforces just how fast it was and how great a feat this is.

“To be at the top of Evo’s leaderboard is an honour and we are looking forward to attacking and conquering other production car records around the world in 2017.”

Click play on the video below to watch the world record lap.

 

Credit: Evo Magazine 

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