BAC Mono racing car
When the maker of the Mono, Briggs Automotive Company, was looking for a local, tailored composite provider to become part of its supply team, the company approached ARRK’s engineering experts in Nuneaton to deliver precision low volume production carbon components.
Working closely with BAC’s design team to understand its requirements, ARRK set about producing components from existing tooling. However, as the relationship developed and ARRK gained an appreciation of what the designers of the Mono were looking to achieve, the company decided to step back and review the manufacturing process with a view to improving production methods and component quality.
By applying some of the latest techniques and materials available today, the results have seen significant improvements in the car’s production. Using a combination of carbon and glass prepreg material - autoclave cured - has resulted in the client being delighted with the new parts. BAC Mono have now commissioned 45 vehicles to be delivered for assembly over a period of time. With each car comprising 34 individual carbon components, ARRK also provides BAC with the option to make bespoke personalisations in order to accommodate client tastes.
With the car receiving great reviews from industry experts, motoring journalists and a well known motoring TV programme, and with ARRK continuing to invest and develop its composite capability, this partnership looks set to be a winning combination.