Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has been working directly with Pirelli for the past 18 months to develop tires for the mono, a single-seater, road legal supercar.
Pirelli’s road-going motorsport tire, the P Zero Trofeo R, has been specially homologated for the Mono in sizes 205/45-17 at the front and 255/40-17 at the rear. Slick and wet options are also available in sizes 200/600-17 (front) and 245/620-17 (rear).
According to Pirelli, the ultra-lightweight, ultra-high-performance Mono presented a unique challenge for the tire development team.
BAC co-founder Neill Briggs commented, “At BAC, we pride ourselves on setting the bar and being the best in the business – and being the best means working with the best. We’re thrilled to officially partner with Pirelli, which left no stone unturned throughout the long development process to produce three truly perfect sets of tires for the Mono. Mono is famed for offering the most authentic and pure driving experience possible, and joining forces with Pirelli means we can continue to deliver the goods on the road and track.”
Pirelli’s motorsport racing manager, Mario Isola, added, “We’ve been able to use many of the lessons from motorsport when it comes to developing the perfect tire for this race car for the road. We were able to adapt the Trofeo R to meet the needs of the BAC Mono in just 18 months, whereas the process for original equipment homologation usually takes around three years. We hope this tire will give BAC customers the perfect platform to make the most of their Mono – a taste of Formula 1 that can be enjoyed both on the road and the track.”