Steve Sutcliffe - "The BAC Mono is in a word - brilliant"
This week we can bring you news of how Autocar's editor-at-large Steve Sutcliffe got on when he drove Mono for the first time.
Writing in this weeks Autocar magazine and online via his blog, Sutcliffe, with close to 25 years experience of road testing the worlds greatest cars, declared that, "I think I have found my all-time favourite car. Genuinely."
"From the way it accelerates to the way it stops and everything in between, the Mono’s performance is as delicious as anything you’ve ever tasted.....the way in which it goes round corners, and steers, and turns in, and slides, and then comes back, and then grips again is absolutely out of this world.
Never have I driven a road car that feels so connected or so clearly hard-wired into the part of the brain that deals with, and delights in, the business of driving."
With regards to the quality of Mono's design and engineering, Sutcliffe writes,
"In the raw, the Mono looks utterly nuts – and thoroughly beautiful. The detail in its engineering is as exquisite as it is obvious. It has a shameless quality to its construction in that almost everything that holds it together is on display. You don’t so much look at its pushrod suspension system as ogle it. And as for the interior, it’s the work of true genius, the single most beguiling aspect of a machine that has many high points."
Reflecting on his Mono experience in his blog he states that, "I now believe that it represents one of those rare moments, one that may alter the course of sportscar design in a small but significant way."
Please click on the links below to read Steve's editorial and blog in full.
You can read the full road test in this weeks Autocar magazine - available in newsagents this Wednesday (14th September).
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