BAC Mono R unveiled at 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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BAC Mono R unveiled at 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

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We are the 2019 Goodwood Festival speed and the very first reveal this My show is, this is not my show. This is my show, isn't it? Now we're kind of like that to reveal something. Yes. Yeah. I mean we were very proud to be here at Goodwill been coming for five years and yes the world debut office car. So- This is the motto. Our. Yes it is it's a it's that's the new reference for design DNA in terms of its visual appearance so the aesthetic of the car you'll see that there's been various enhancements on the car from the previous version. Predominantly it follows the form follows function. I think in terms of trying to get more air into the car which is why we have this. This incredible rate The laser cannon long Yes, as we call it lovingly. So obviously, this is rated spied formula style air inlet system, it's a ram air inlet system. All that means we can get more air into the engine we can add more fuel that combined with complete re engineered. Engine blocks are the four and the The stroke has been completely re engineered. Because it's still a 2.5 but [UNKNOWN] Absolutely, yeah it's still 2.5, still four cylinder basically cylinder has been completed we were filling crank [UNKNOWN] And Stroke has been completely re engineered all to allow engine to ref higher. So with hierarchy M. We more sir going in, more fuel means more power. So, power increased with 305 horsepower on te current car. Just 3490 horsepower on this car, so that sets a new world record for stage production car for a normally apparatus specific output engine. So, we very, very proud of that. And so do you presumably increase poor and reduce. Stroke to keep out of sight here and I'm sure. Right. So we've increased ball from from 89 millimeters to 90 reduce the stroke from 100 mil down to 96. So you start down the front in terms of obviously light. They've moved right down here. I can see. Wow. That's pretty cool with. Yeah. So first of all the the the the design philosophy around the front end was Serge. [UNKNOWN] so the previous lights were positioned in this area, so predominantly what we've done is we've combined the indication and the main beam into one unit. And we've taken the main beam into this amazing shocks profile down here. Framework [UNKNOWN] GTA. Well first putting the putting the lamps there. You'll also notice that a lot of the surfaces of the car become a lot more organic, and there's a thinness to all of its form which suggests an efficiency in in the car. So basically it was just enhancing everything that was originally there with the original car. Just taking it to the next the next level. The next reference Prince if you like, and it looks looks amazing.>> It does absolutely the panels are lighter as well as he said Yes. So as a result of a of an r&d project, which has been ongoing for the last four years, and most recently a production readiness project, we've been investigating the use of graphene and it's Use the composite body panels. So, through the use of graphene what we've allowed, what we've been able to do to maintain structural rigidity for a given panel is you've been able to make the panel between 15 and 20% lighter. So that's one of the main reasons why we've been able to reduce the headline figure of 580 kilos down to 555. But significantly what the graphene allows you to do in the composite. Not only can we save weight with the use of graphene but because graphene several properties in the composite tools that make the composite parts we've reduced the cycle time. So reduce cycle times also reduce costs reduce CO2 emissions. So it's a well first that it's the world's first stage production car to use graph. Win win win win win. Absolutely yeah. So you're using things magnesium. Yeah. So if you get selected magnesium components on the car of the bell housing which is privy to having previously cast aluminum is now made from magnesium or the selected pellet components are also now magnesium. What that means is if you've actually pushed the weight balance. Slightly further forward, that combined with a bigger fuel tank that's been lowered in the car and a few components. We've managed to reduce Parliament massive inertia by basically centralizing in other inside the way Exactly. So what that basically means collectively lighter weight and optimizing of James Introduce preconditions is better rotation in the corners and better traction out of the corners especially as result of the re engineered geometry on the cars, you have more anti dive on the front and increase and to score on the rear. Wow. So it's a completely engineered suspension system. And [UNKNOWN] As 2 adjustable dampers. [UNKNOWN] for the first time so that's a great compilation that we're very proud of. I mean, to me, that's a great example of [UNKNOWN] I love about this [UNKNOWN] from the first time I ever saw a [UNKNOWN] is just, all the engineering is pretty much [UNKNOWN] and always been. There's so much of it and it is so beautifully, you can love that [UNKNOWN] you can love that [UNKNOWN] beautiful elements then Is that you see, which I think is fantastic. I'm excessively sir to the whole team, obviously the, the design team led by my brother in and Alan Jenkins, our CTO and and it's really where the artist and the engineer come together actually. So there really is a beauty in the engineering components because so many of the engine [INAUDIBLE] components are actually on shown is very much like a superbike in that sense. So, if you consider a [INAUDIBLE], you look at the front of the motor of a superbike is predominantly your body work and fairing with these two forks and as you move more real wood, you start to see less of the body work and more of the mechanical and we've pretty much maintain that on this car which was the original concept. But obviously through some of these clever materials and through generative design, it's also helped us to reduce an optimized rate like the brake calipers as an example, they've been reduced by 350 grams, and various different weight saves in various different areas as all collectively help to reduce the weight and optimize the senior chain. Collective aggregation with marginal gains. Absolutely marginal gains. Blah blah. Exactly. But I like the intake as well it's sort of it's a I've never been a fan of these it's ratio of formula cars but that is so beautiful the way that it's it's sort of sculptural piece that it's lovely in 3D printing as well and I imagine that. Yeah. So we've used 3D printing in the design process for what's called rapid prototyping, Yeah. For quite some years. It's the first time we've. 3D printed parts in series production. So the hand grips on the steering wheel are 3D printed that's crafted a part of a molding process that each individual customer gets to mold it to his hands. The paddles on there also 3D printed and other engineering components actually brackets and various different mounting parts, and that we now use as a resource of 3D prints and what 3D printing allows you to do. Is reduce that design manufacturing and then prove out and ultimately saves production time far far far reduces it compared.Aand also opens up different forms and shapes that you would never be able to to achieve with a CNC or a casting as an example. I mean I've looked at the interior as well so the new carbon side panels That feature for the very first time you'll notice that the steering wheel has changed, we've taken the name mono strangely off the car now and made a real feature of the steering wheel in the cockpit is all about the driver as you know having driven the car. Six retraction control is still our launch control and auto shift is a standard feature. Is from the from the current cast still exist. > Do you have any performance figures yet? Yes, we do. So combined with the 340 brake horsepower in the 555 kilos, if you can do the math in your head, equates with. 2012 brake horsepower per ton. Not to 60s come down from 2.8 seconds to 2.5 seconds so the weight saves really really really helps. Top speed is still about the same show engine 70 miles an hour depending on the gearing. Obviously we've increased drag by adding this but we have more power so that's equalized out the top speed performance. A lot more an increase in mid-range talk so you can expect some pretty exciting lab scientists and fairly well-known circuits around the world Kind of snooty And tyres because often you're looking for Yeah. Tyres have been a result of a two year collaboration with [UNKNOWN] very proud of that. And probably set out on a journey with Pirelli to come up with three different. Tire offering, so this is a spoke version of [UNKNOWN] its not just a [UNKNOWN] compound for this car, cuz I've [INAUDIBLE] challenge weighing so light. its a complete construction change of the tire and the compound the side wall has been completely re engineered because of the unique characteristic This car and you can easily distinguish the tire that's bespoke for us ash has mono ran into the sidewalk. [LAUGH] So that's the Truck Day road tire which bridges that gap but we also have a bespoke slip of the spot wet tire and cleverly the way we've engineered those tyre packages is you can go from the road. To the track, wet or dry without upsetting the pitch and the right height of the car which was a very clever move. Fantastic. As a niche vehicle manufacturer and being British, I think this car is the result of great collaborative art and Dana only on the graphing. As an example but with a lot of the work we do with all of our suppliers 50% of which is based in the northwest. The titanium exhaust system comes from local supplies of billet components. Of course our engine which would immensely proud with our work with mountain. But this really is a best showcase of what best of Britain can do in this small niche. Niche segment space. Fantastic. I'm so. Can I buy one? I'm afraid not. So we're only making 30 cars of this. It's already sold out. And it's already sold out to 30 lucky owners, who have previously owned one of the current council. So maybe next time. Wow. There we go. Yeah, thank you very much [INAUDIBLE]. A pleasure. Congratulations. Thank you. [MUSIC]

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