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BAC has been exporting its world-renowned Mono supercar to the small island off the east coast of China for a number of years, but it will now benefit from a specially appointed dealer.
The bespoke supercar is a completely unique product that has captured the imaginations of driving purists all around the globe. A true British success story, #bac has exported the Mono to 28 territories worldwide across five continents; and such is the brilliance of the car that new ground is being regularly broken.
Taiwan has an incredibly rich motorsport history and an immense love for driving, which is why the Mono has been so widely desired across the nation despite it being a track-only model.
The Longtan National Speedway is less than an hour from the capital, while Taiwan’s most famous track, Penbay International Circuit, is just 45 kilometres from Kaohsiung. These locations are extremely upmarket and wealthy, which makes them perfect for #bac.
This is a ground-breaking venture for #bac. Having such a presence in a territory where the Mono isn’t road-legal is a truly monumental feat and sets the company up to break new ground around the world.
BAC #taiwan was launched as part of another big deal for the British manufacturer, as it renewed its contract in South-East Asia for two years.
BAC Hong Kong caters to Mono fans from Hong Kong and China as well as #taiwan, and it will continue to do so on 12- and 24-car deals until the end of 2018.
Managing Director of #bac Hong Kong, Duncan Lee, said: “We are absolutely delighted to sign a new deal with Neill and Ian Briggs and the guys at #bac. #bac Hong Kong has been a huge success since it opened in late 2015 and interest in Hong Kong, China and #taiwan has been forever growing. We’re very much looking forward to catering for demand across the territories and distributing more and more Monos over the next two years.”
Neill Briggs, #bac Co-Founder and Director of Product Development, added: “We’re absolutely thrilled to launch #bac #taiwan and continue our expansion around the world. Having a specialist dealer in a country where the Mono isn’t road-legal is testament to just how impressive a machine it is and just how competitive it is as a track car. Taiwanese people love their cars and, clearly, they’re big fans of the remarkable engagement and accessibility of the Mono.”
Notes to Editors
Bespoke supercar manufacturer #bac (Briggs Automotive Company) is based in Liverpool and was co-founded by brothers Ian and Neill Briggs. It produces the fast and highly acclaimed Mono supercar, a single-seater formula-style car that provides a visceral and exhilarating driving experience.
Since its launch in 2011 it has been going from strength to strength and is now sold in several markets around the world. It launched with great success and fanfare in Hong Kong at the end of 2015, with eight cars sold in a single night. #bac dealers can also be found in North America, Japan and London.
The 2016 model year version of the Mono comes with a four-cylinder 305bhp 2.5-litre Mountune engine, which takes the 580kg car from 0-60mph in just 2.8sec.
BAC recently launched a carbon hybrid wheel and announced the use of super material graphene, which is up to 20 per cent lighter than carbon fibre and as much as 200 times stronger than steel.
Despite its global appeal, #bac Mono remains proudly British, with parts sourced from its home country wherever possible.
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