BAC Mono driven in Death Valley
Another classic feature from the last 20 years of TG mag: the one-man BAC on America’s loneliest desert
Posted: 21 Oct 2013
You're practically on the floor. Push the M button in the middle of the wheel (a pricey hi-tech item in itself, housing various read-outs and switchgear), and the 2.3-litre Cosworth four-cylinder engine barks rather sullenly into life. Clutch down, engage first, off we go. This is easy. Let everything warm up and circulate, then just press play. Two numbers matter here: 280bhp, 540kg. Drive a Mono with any sort of gusto, and you get some idea what Felix Baumgartner must have felt like when he threw himself out of his capsule.