Fast Forward: Generative Design and the New BAC Mono
There aren’t many cars like the BAC Mono, and there are certainly no other cars like your BAC Mono. Each one of these street-legal race cars is a bespoke creation, with the seat, steering wheel, pedals, and other components of the single-person cockpit customized for the individual buyer.
The latest model of the BAC Mono was released in February, and the car press has been understandably excited—not just about the car itself, but also by how it’s made. The team at Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) used generative design to create dozens of the parts, including the wheels, which weigh 35% less than standard wheels. And with cars like this, lighter means faster. With a four-cylinder, 2.3-liter turbocharged engine, the BAC Mono can go from 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds and tops out at 170 miles per hour. Check out the coverage in MotorTrend, Road & Track, and our own Redshift.
There’s a lot to learn from the development and production processes of the latest BAC Mono, starting with this related AU content:
To create the new BAC Mono wheels, designers used the generative design technology in Fusion 360, specifying requirements for the material to be used (aluminum), the fabrication method (5-axis milling), as well as performance on the road. They also specified aesthetic constraints to maintain the brand’s look.