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
Stig feedback is never easy to garner, but the man in white seems impressed. His criticisms are minor: he'd like a greater blip from the gearbox on downchanges (an improvement already on the way), stiffer roll-bars at the front and a slight softening at the rear to cancel out the Mono's tendency to understeer. The BAC engineers scribble notes furiously: they're still tweaking the chassis set-up before signing off the final car. So keen is Neill to perfect the Mono, I feel a bit disappointed that the only real criticism I can add is that the LCD screen on the wheel - the sole source of information in the cockpit - is unreadable in direct sunlight. We'll survive.