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
I slam on the brakes and come jittering to a stop a couple of feet in front of him. Stig, naturally, doesn't flinch, giving only the faintest flick of his right paw to gesture me from the Mono. I unstrap and exit from the car as rapidly as my portly frame will allow...
Fifteen minutes and a couple of shoehorns later, I extricate myself from the depths of the Mono. As if to mock my ungainly exit, Stig slithers like mercury into the cockpit and fires off down the track, wringing the Mono out all the way to its 8,500rpm red line before upchanging with a crunching sonic thump.