TG Speed Week: The Skeleton Crew
Radical SR3 SL. BAC Mono. Caterham SP/300.R. Morgan 3Wheeler. Time to clear the track...
Posted: 23 Aug 2012
This is an F1 fan's dream. The rim of the narrow cockpit is level with your ears. You don't sit, you lie. The wing mirrors are out on stalks, perfectly symmetrical, like the rest of the car. The view forward is the one you see in onboard footage from a GP. But here's the thing: if a regular human were to drive an F1 car, they would end up in a screeching mess. The Mono is the user-friendly version... the easy way into the racing fantasy. It accelerates almost as fast as a Veyron, but it never feels like too much of a challenge. Your body is energised with vibrations - the good, tingly sort - as the 2.3-litre naturally aspirated engine chomps through the revs.