Behold the first F1-style road legal car made from graphene
A Liverpool based company Briggs Automotive Company has developed what is billed as the world’s first car with a body made of graphene. The car named BAC Mono was recently unveiled in the National Graphene Institute in Manchester at Europe’s biggest science festivals, the Science in the City festival. The car has been made to show the future of graphene as new manufacturing material, largely because of its strength, which is 200 times stronger than steel.
The single seat F1-style racer may look apt for the race track (and so it is) but surprising it has also been road-tested and cleared as road legal car for the superrich. BAC Mono with is graphene body (made from carbon fiber only an atom thick), requires the driver to wear a helmet while driving since there is no windshield to protect.
Graphene business director at The University of Manchester, James Baker, said;
The graphene car is an excellent example of how graphene can be incorporated into existing products to improve performance.
BAC Mono features fully adjustable pushrod suspension 6-speed sequential gearbox and has a 2.5 liter four cylinder gasoline engine that produces 305 bhp of power. It may not be a Ferrari killer, but BAC Mono is a car that exhibits future of car design.