Arrk WebArrk has supplied composite parts for the Mono, a lightweight supercar
Specialist product developer and manufacturer, Arrk Europe, has supplied precision low volume production carbon components for the Mono, a British-engineered, lightweight supercar.
The maker of the Mono, Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), was looking for a local, tailored composite provider to become part of its supply team and approached Arrk’s engineering experts in Nuneaton.
Working with BAC’s design team to understand its requirements, Arrk set about producing components from its existing tooling. However, as the company’s engineers gained an appreciation of what the designers of the Mono were looking to achieve, they decided to review the manufacturing process with a view to improving production methods and component quality.
Arrk says by applying some of the latest techniques and materials available, the results have seen significant improvements in the car’s production. Using a combination of carbon and glass prepreg material, autoclave cured, has resulted in Mono being “delighted” with the new parts.
BAC Mono has now commissioned 45 vehicles, which are to be delivered for assembly over a period of time. Each car comprises 34 individual carbon components, including core assembly, front hatch, wheel arches, diffuser, spine, rear-wing and storage box. Arrk says it is able to customise the parts to suit specific customer tastes.