► BAC Mono police car unveiled
► Used by Isle of Man police
► The wildest patrol car yet?
The Isle of Man constabulary has taken on perhaps the wildest patrol vehicle yet seen in the UK: a BAC Mono police car.
It's the first time a Mono has been given the blues-and-twos livery for police duties.
It's a common stunt by low-volume manufacturers to gain some attention: check out similar police cars by Ariel and Porsche.
Specs, performance figures: why you won't out-drag this BAC Mono police car
We'd recommend you pull over if you see the Mono in your rear-view mirror. The latest edition weighs just 580kg and has a 305bhp four-cylinder Mountune engine slung amidships.
Performance is predictably rapid: 0-60mph takes a scant 2.8sec.
BAC: a quickie history
Briggs Automotive Company, or BAC for short, was founded in 2011 by brothers Ian and Neill Briggs.
Based in Liverpool, the niche manufacturer has a close relationship with the Isle of Man, which is a short hop on ferry from Merseyside. It uses the island's famous Mountain section for development and has hosted customer events there.
The Mono should be a great tool to keep up with the thousands of bikers who make the pilgrimage every year. Tellingly, there are no speed limits on the island outside the built-up areas...