The UK-based Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) brought their famous single-seater Mono model to this year’s LA Motor Show. The 2017 model year BAC Mono features a naturally aspirated 2.5­litre four­cylinder engine with variable valve timing that delivers 305bhp and 308Nm of torque. And as the supercar weighs just 580kg, it boasts a staggering power-­to-­weight ratio of 525bhp per tonne.

The updated model also features five­stage traction control, intelligent launch control and switchable auto upshift, whereby the car surges up the ratios automatically – this can be turned off via the multifunction steering wheel.

Illuminated switchgear now sits on the wheel itself, which has a faster-­ratio rack and turns 1.7 times lock to lock. Plus an electronic parking brake has been added to reduce weight and, as with the new wider chassis – now standard – further enhances cockpit space.

The BAC Mono has been exported to 28 different countries across five continents around the globe, with the United States of America one of many nations falling in love with the one­of­a­kind supercar.

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all images courtesy of Briggs Automotive Company