Surface Transforms in partnership with car manufacturers Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has won funding from the Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) to develop a lightweight brake system for the BAC Mono; a lightweight, ultra high performance, road legal supercar designed and manufactured using the latest racing technology. The Mono was featured in an episode of Top Gear in July, setting the second fastest time ever on the Top Gear track and winning acclaim from presenter Jeremy Clarkson.
This project aims to develop a carbon-ceramic brake system for lightweight niche vehicles using Surface Transforms patented next-generation brake technology to reduce unsprung weight and improve handling and performance. The outcome of the project will be a carbon-ceramic brake system suitable for low-volume production vehicles in the sub-1000kg weight category for both road and track use.
The project team, made up of engineers from both companies, has already started work on the development of the lightweight carbon-ceramic brakes with the aim to test the new system on the Mono in early-2014.