Briggs Automotive Firm – higher often called BAC – has a brand new chairman. The unique sports activities automobile automaker has appointed Mike Flewitt, who joins the corporate’s senior management crew after leaving McLaren in October 2021. Flewitt has greater than 4 many years of expertise within the automotive trade and BAC believes he’ll carry his “world-class automotive innovation, manufacturing, and strategic administration experience” to the producer.
BAC has been having fun with a rising demand for its single-seater Mono sports activities automobile and it sees potential to additional increase its enterprise into new markets across the globe. In 2023, the UK model is anticipated to launch new additions to the Mono portfolio. The corporate additionally works on new applied sciences for the long run.
“With BAC’s latest profitable growth throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, the model is quickly increasing as a bona fide world participant,” Flewitt feedback after accepting to affix BAC. “Having been privileged to see BAC’s future progress plans and particulars of the brand new mannequin lineup, I’m honored and excited in equal measure to simply accept Neill and Ian’s provide to affix as Chairman and change into a part of the BAC story. And provided that I began my automotive profession on a manufacturing line down the street in Halewood, it feels superb to be coming house to Liverpool.”
Flewitt has a profitable historical past of launching new sports activities vehicles and supercars and his expertise will probably be crucial in BAC’s formidable scale-up plan and new product growth for the approaching years. Flewitt led McLaren’s automotive division between 2013 and 2021 and was liable for the launch of various full-range automobile strains. It’s most likely truthful to say he had a deciding position in reworking McLaren into one of many world’s main supercar manufacturers.
A few month in the past, BAC celebrated the manufacturing of the a hundred and fiftieth Mono single-seater. It was a Mono R with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter mill producing 342 horsepower (255 kilowatts). The engine is mated to a Components 3-derived six-speed sequential gearbox.
BAC was based in 2009 and the primary Mono arrived about two years later. Final yr, it expanded its retail community to new markets, together with Germany, Singapore, and Malaysia. The automaker is headquartered in Liverpool the place it additionally hand-builds its vehicles. As a last observe, Flewitt was in McLaren changed by former Ferrari CEO Michael Leiters.