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BAC Mono to feature in 2016 Gumball 3000 rally

Bespoke British supercar, the BAC Mono is to appear at several key points of this year’s Gumball 3000.

Fans will have plenty of opportunities to see the car up close, but only a select few will be getting behind the wheel, including Gumball 3000 founder, Maximillion Cooper.

The Mono, sporting a special Gumball 3000 wrap, will be making its very first appearance on the opening day of the event, taking part in the start-line parade when the flag drops in Dublin on 1 May. The team will be around to meet media and fans, before heading off for London where, the following day, it will take part in a parade on Regent Street.

From then, the car heads to Budapest for a track day on 5 May at the famous Hungaroring.
Maximillion Cooper, in the official BAC Mono, will be joined by regular Gumball 3000 participant Josh Cartu, driving his very own Mono, making it a rare opportunity to see two examples of the exclusive bespoke supercar side by side.

The Mono supercar looks stunning and I can’t wait to have a go!
— Maximillion Cooper, founder of Gumball 3000

BAC will also be offering up a money-can’t-buy track day opportunity for the charity auction that takes place at the Gumball 3000 Foundation dinner on 7 May in Budapest. The winner of the auction will spend the day at a UK circuit of their choice, with official BAC test driver Oliver Webb, who will give them coaching to help them get to grips with the car, before they head out on track.  

They will also take home on-board video and photo footage from their drive as a memento of the day. The lot will also include a tour around the BAC factory, and the company’s home city of Liverpool.

BAC co-founder and director of product development, Neill Briggs, said: “The BAC Mono is at the pinnacle of the supercar world, and we are delighted to have been invited to be present at several key points of this year’s Gumball 3000. We look forward to meeting the fans and showing off the car at the start line in Dublin and again in London as part of the supercar parade.

Gumball 3000 founder Maximillion Cooper said: “I’m a big supporter of British brands and BAC is one of the coolest automotive companies out there. The Mono supercar looks stunning and I can’t wait to have a go!”