We’ve seen Jeremy Clarkson blown away by its power, Deadmau5 order a custom design and Jay Leno take it for a test drive, and now we get to sit up front with Le Mans champion Oliver Webb as he takes one around the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The Mono from Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is an incredibly light weight, single-seater, road-legal supercar capable of completing some incredible things. Oliver Webb, a 24-year-old auto racing driver with more wins under his belt than many veterans of the industry, is a test driver for BAC and was the man behind the wheel at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
A video added to YouTube June 28 by Oliver gives us a close look at his perspective during a practice lap at Goodwood, with people and bales of hay flying past either side faster than you might believe. Pull it up on full screen, plug in your headphones and turn the volume up, and you’ll practically be able to feel the air hitting your face as you watch Webb negotiate turns and corners at a breakneck speed.
The BAC Mono can reach a top speed of 170 mph while taking only 2.8 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill, putting its acceleration rate on par with with the Aventador SV and McLaren P1. As BAC’s website describes, the Mono’s extremely lightweight construction, which utilizes carbon fiber, is what makes this possible, as its 4-cylinder engine creates just 283 hp and 206 lb-ft.
(Source: BAC Mono, YouTube)