BAC has unveiled a unique version of the potent Mono R bathed in an exposed carbon fiber finish, brought to life through a partnership with Hypetex, a firm specializing in lightweight materials.
While ordinary carbon fiber is very cool as is, BAC opted to use Hypetex’s titanium carbon fiber twill with a crystallized lacquer, providing the carbon fiber weave with a bright silver sheen, making it appear even more exotic. This titanium carbon fiber is found across the upper portion of the Mono R’s bodywork while the remaining panels have a more traditional gloss carbon fiber finish.
A host of bright yellow accents are also found across the exterior. Carbon fiber offered by Hypetex is available in a host of different colors and is significantly lighter than a traditional paint job. In fact, whereas paint usually adds 138 grams per square meter, the firm’s colored carbon fiber finishes add just 17 grams per square meter.
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The individual who purchased this BAC Mono R had it personalized through the BAC Bespoke program.
“I’m proud that Hypetex has been part of this project to create one of the world’s lightest and fastest production supercars,” Hypetex chief executive Marc Cohen described. “Our colored carbon fiber is a perfect match for the sleek design and raw power of the BAC-Mono R.”
Powering the BAC Mono R is a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder co-developed with Mountune. This engine is good for 343 hp and can propel the single-seater that weighs just 1,224 lbs (555 kg) to 60 mph (96 km/h) in as little as 2.5 seconds and through to a 170 mph (274 km/h) top speed. Just 30 examples of the Mono R are being produced.