BAC Joins Forces with Autodesk to Create the Mono Art Car

The Mono Art Car to make public debut at the Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

There seems to be no stopping Liverpool-based Sports Car manufacturer BAC. As some of you will have seen, they produced an incredible machine in collaboration with the Isle of Man police force creating what must be the most extreme police car in Britain. If that wasn’t enough, they’ve up the ante and created a beautiful looking piece of motoring art in conjunction with software giant Autodesk.

The paint scheme on the BAC Art Car takes inspiration from the Autodesk simulation tools, in particular, its CFD software – essentially a virtual wind tunnel that allows designers to visualise airflow over a 3D model. The resulting livery shows the results and provides Mono with one of the most intricate designs to have left the Liverpool factory.

The Mono Art Car will be displayed at the Autodesk Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Birmingham but first, it will take pride of place on the BAC stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and as Luxurious Magazine will be attending the event, we’ll be able to see whether it’s as nice in the ‘flesh’ as it looks in the pictures.

Ian Briggs, one of BAC’s co-founders said: “Good design is at the heart of Mono and is paramount in everything we do at BAC. Having worked with Autodesk for many years, it is a pleasure to create something as beautiful as this Art Car. Not only is it one of the most striking and intricate Mono colour schemes we have ever created, it also shows the intelligent design of Mono and how we use Autodesk software to help create the perfect car.” He added: “Mono fans will be able to see the car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and we can’t wait to show people how good the car looks.”

“Autodesk has worked with BAC since 2015, providing manufacturing expertise on various elements of the Mono, and we are looking forward to continuing the relationship in future BAC-led vehicle optimisation projects,” said Greg Fallon, vice president of simulation at Autodesk. “The Mono is one of a kind, which fits with our mission and vision: we don’t follow – we work to help our customers innovate and disrupt their industries in new and exciting ways.”

This is the first time a car’s aerodynamic simulation has been visually represented in its body. It joins a host of other firsts developed by BAC. The Mono is the only car in the world to use Graphene on a road car, it was also the first to feature revolutionary carbon-hybrid road wheels.

These innovations helped Mono to become the fastest road legal car to have set a lap record around the Top Gear test track.

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