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Carbon-fibre single-seater joins the force.

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How do police enforce regulations in countries that have no road speed limits outside towns? They get themselves a supercar…

BAC Mono, a carbon-fibre based single seater powered by a 2.5-litre engine of 305hp and with a 0-60mph time of 2.8 seconds, has joined the fleet used by the traffic department of the Isle of Man police force.

Liverpool-based BAC has been using the roads of the Isle of Man, including the world famous TT course, to test its cars ever since launching in 2011. The island also recently hosted a gathering of the specialist cars with 12 taking part and enjoying roads specially closed for the event by the Manx Government.

Attracting bikers

Now the BAC Mono, which has been specially supplied in police livery, will be used by the force, primarily to promote safer motoring. Police chiefs believe it will create great interest, particularly among the thousands of motorcyclists who travel to the island around the TT festival in June.

BAC Co-Founder and Director of Product Development, Neill Briggs, is delighted to be making the car available, saying that the company has a very special affinity with the Isle of Man.

“The Government has been nothing but amazingly supportive to BAC and the BAC dream, and we’re honoured to be able to play our part in making their roads a safer place – this is a world first for both BAC and the Isle of Man and something both parties are incredibly proud of,” Briggs said.

 

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.