Ok, this one is here just for the thrills – we’ve seen on countless occasions how police forces around the world can be creative in their choice of rides, with virtually anything up to limited edition hypercars being good for the law enforcers.
But here’s a premiere – all police cars until now had at least two seats. Now the limit has been taken down to one – and that means we’ll get to see this record broken only when police duties will be assumed by unmanned autonomous patrol cars. For now, the Briggs Automotive Company, better known as BAC, and the Isle of Man authorities have decided to take the record for themselves and premiere a BAC Mono as a police car for the iconic speed island. The Liverpool-based manufacturer has decided to lend one of its rare single-seat performance machines to the Isle of Man police force, for patrol duty and as a show car at various events.
PC Andy Greaves, an advanced driver, police motorcyclist, and collision investigator will be on point driving the supercar – and as we can all imagine, he was rather enthusiastic about his new days on the job: “It’s a remarkable vehicle, and clearly will be of huge interest to bikers and car drivers alike. We are here to promote safe use of the road, and it’s amazing how many people want to talk to you when this is your transport.” He refers to the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine Mono with 305 hp, capable of accelerating to 60 mph (97 km/h) in a mere 2.8 seconds thanks to the 580 kg (1,278 lb) weight.