Fans from all over the world dream of designing and building their own cars. What set of siblings born in Cheshire Neill and Ian Briggs was more is that they have the qualifications and experience of the car to do exactly that, and put the result in producing the pleasure of others.
Mono (as in the car, or a single seat) was designed to reduce levels of formula racing car handling, performance and excitement to the road, but it is also perfect trackday tool, the school car races, a series pilot, etc to 520 hp / tonne, its power to weight ratio superior to that of the Bugatti Veyron and can reach 60 km / h in 2.8 seconds, 100 km / hh in 6.7 seconds a maximum speed of 170 mph.
The car is also an object of engineering perfection and desire, with the permission of the Bravo brothers 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, where projects have been handled design and engineering consultancy for the likes Ford Motor Company, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, through his company, Space adaptation.
British design, ALC (Briggs Automotive Company) Mono combines the best of worlds the car. Its aerodynamics using CFD in partnership with the University of Stuttgart, while its list of suppliers reads like a Who’s Who of the international automotive industry. The vehicle is constructed of carbon fiber with a safety pilot cell tubular steel roller FIA-compatible through the protection system – a concept similar to a DTM racecar.
The rose-jointed, aero profiled pushrod suspension features adjustable Sachs Racing dampers derived from the heat of competition. The braking is by AP Racing, the bespoke HRT alloy wheels by OZ Racing, the purpose-developed, street-legal track tires by Kumho, and the vehicle electronics and instrumentation by GEMS.
Ian Briggs: “Mono is the culmination of a 12-year dream for us – the car we wanted to own but nobody else made.” Neill Briggs added: “All cars are built to order on a first-come, first-served basis and our flexible production facility has the capacity to manufacture between 50 and 100 vehicles per year – or more if demand requires. All I can currently say is, the early response has been extremely encouraging.”
The controller is provided by a harness racing Willans six-point full and there is a safe place to store a helmet and a removable steering wheel when parked. The seat is set for optimal weight distribution and safety (48/52 front to back) and drivers of different shapes and sizes can be easily adapted through the bottom bracket and fully adjustable steering column may be amended height and angle. There is even the possibility of an F1 seat fully outline style.