Stig and the BAC Mono
This 519bhp/tonne single-seater is one of the most exciting British cars in years: we take it up north for a debut outing
Posted: 10 Oct 2011
At the limit, there's a frisson of understeer, but for the most part, the BAC is deliciously neutral. It's easy to explore the Mono's limits, to push harder and harder without fear that it'll deposit you in the Armco. Despite its compliance on the road, there's not an ounce of squish or lean here on the track. If you're used to road cars - even supercars - the Mono requires a recalibration of your brain to deal with its physics-warping abilities: brake deeper, turn in later, get on the power earlier. Darting from apex to apex with joyous, weightless agility - gearchanges firing like buckshot - this is a supernaturally good track car.
Ten laps in, cackling insanely to myself as I tip into the Foulstons chicane, a familiar white figure strides into the middle of the track, holding a white, gloved hand outstretched in front of its white, helmeted head. Stig.