There's Finally an Art Car That Actually Makes Sense

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has teamed up with Autodesk to create a new art car for the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Autodesk is best known for making software that is widely used in the automotive, architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries, and it’s Autodesk’s CFD software that helped develop parts for the BAC Mono. The CFD software is basically a virtual wind tunnel that allowed BAC designers to visualize airflow over a 3D model. That same virtual airflow is what served as inspiration for the art car’s livery.

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The BAC Mono Art Car will be on display at the Autodesk Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Birmingham, but first it will debut on the BAC stand at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

While not as extroverted or striking as other art cars, the BAC Mono Art Car does mark the first time a car’s aerodynamic simulation has been visually represented across its body.

“Good design is at the heart of Mono and is paramount in everything we do at BAC. Having worked with Autodesk for many years, it is a pleasure to create something as beautiful as this Art Car,” said BAC co-founder and design director, Ian Briggs. “Not only is it one of the most striking and intricate Mono colour schemes we have ever created, it also shows the intelligent design of Mono and how we use Autodesk software to help create the perfect car.” He added: “Mono fans will be able to see the car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and we can’t wait to show people how good the car looks.”

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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