The new 17-inch wheels bring a 23.5-percent weight reduction at the front axle and 22.9 percent at the back.

As if the standard BAC Mono wasn’t already super light at 1,278 pounds (580 kilograms), the ultimate track toy is now shaving off even more fat thanks to a shiny new set of carbon-composite wheels. Available for both new and existing cars, the 17-inch set benefits from an advanced carbon composite construction that takes advance of technology developed by Dymag.

The wheel’s spokes are manufactured from a solid billet of aluminum while the wheel itself is secured to the car by five pairs of titanium bolts. Each wheel bolt weighs only 30.2g, so it brings 212.5g savings per wheel. The 7.5-inch-wide front wheel tips the scales at 12.5 pounds (5.7 kilograms) and enables a weight loss at the front axle of 23.5 percent compared to the regular wheels.

At the back, the BAC Mono’s 9-inch-wide rear wheel weighs just 13.2 lbs (6 kg) even though it’s actually an inch wider than the standard wheel. Thanks to the high-tech construction, the rear wheels are overall 22.9-percent lighter than the stock ones.

Aside from being considerably lighter, the hybrid carbon-composite wheels are also stronger and stiffer, so there aren’t any downsizes. Well, there’s the rather steep price tag of £9,950 (about $14,670) per set when selected as an optional kit for a new Mono or a hefty £12,500 ($18,440) if you want to fit these onto an existing car. If you do decide to go for these ultra-light wheels, BAC promises the new shoes will pay dividends in terms of performance and handling.

For the sake of comparison, the Shelby Mustang GT350R’s optional carbon fiber wheels cost a tad more compared to how much BAC is asking when you’re buying a new Mono. A front wheel is $3,433 while a rear one is available for $4,053, so if we do the math a full set costs $14,972 for the GT350R.

BAC will have the all-new carbon-composite wheel on display this weekend during the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The specialty marque will also exhibit its new wider chassis which enables a more spacious cabin without increasing the Mono’s weight or size.

Source: BAC

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