Briggs Automotive Agency (BAC) launched Tuesday that it has reached a settlement with Detroit-area distinctive car vendor Platinum Motor Cars (PMC) to develop to be the company’s latest official U.S. vendor, changing into a member of Manhattan Motorcars in New York Metropolis and Tactical Fleet in Dallas, Texas.
Birmingham is positioned merely north of Detroit alongside historic Woodward Avenue and solely miles from the closest race monitor — M1 Concourse in Pontiac. This location seems excellent for BAC’s aim purchaser: the weekend monitor rat with money to burn on the BAC Mono, a barely street-legal, single-seat effectivity machine.
Neill Briggs, the co-founder of BAC, acknowledged, “Platinum Motorcars is the right confederate to distribute the Mono. PMC shares our passion, or pretty obsession, with driving purity and loving every single minute behind the wheel – and that made the selection easy when it acquired right here to develop into a member of forces. PMC is our distinctive dealership in Michigan, and the one place you probably can go throughout the Midwest to hitch the BAC family.”
“Put merely: we’re automotive and racing fanatics at our core,” acknowledged Syed Ahmed, proprietor of Platinum Motorcars. “This partnership with Briggs Automotive Agency has come collectively seamlessly, and everyone knows our purchasers will acknowledge the authentically analog and pure driving experience delivered by these bespoke machines.”
With this announcement, BAC will improve its U.S. dealership footprint by 50% and provides Midwesterners easier entry to its lightweight single-seater, which obtained updates closing 12 months. The auto is shorter whole and sits lower to the underside, its frontal house decreased and spoiler enlarged for greater grip. It’s also lighter than the outgoing model, which doesn’t truly seem doable, however, it now weighs merely 1,257 kilos — a 22-pound low cost from the previous-gen car. BAC says it may get to 60 mph in merely 2.7 seconds and hit a first-rate tempo of 170 mph.
It moreover boasts a model-new 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that was developed by Mountune. It makes 332 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, and it moreover encompasses a brand new dry-sump oil system. BAC claims the engine meets the latest European emissions guidelines and every totally different regulation important for it to be pushed all through the European continent.