Chris Harris has gotten his hands on the BAC Mono on a closed track. With 280 horsepower and a curb weight of just 1,190 pounds, the machine may very well be the king of the open-wheel, street-legal hooligans.

With the track wet enough to boast plenty of standing water, Harris gets a notion for just how controllable the Mono can be. The rest of us get to soak up plenty of shots of him sticking the tail out four our enjoyment. With the machine's gorgeous carbon fiber body work, exposed piston suspension geometry and angry vertical projector lenses ensure it won't be missed on public roads, either.

Harris isn't one for hyperbole, which makes his comments on the vehicle's dynamics all the more interesting. He says the BAC Mono is the best car he's ever driven in the wet. It certainly looks that way. You can check out the full clip below to see his impressions for yourself. Just be warned: he audio quality takes a dip when he mics up under his helmet.


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      Autoblog
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chris Harris from the Drive TV network is a very good host and if you like his stuff go back to his previous journalastic career at a well known magazine. Thanks for the tip on his new video, easier to check here then on Youtube, and I'm here everyday anyway. However, "four our enjoyment. " is a typo, also "two our enjoyment" would not fix the error. Spell check unfortunately won't catch that. P.S. Autoblog's sign in let me name myself "Autoblog" that's hillarious
      jcar302
      • 2 Years Ago
      No passenger seat? That sucks, if you can't share the experience or scare the crap out of a friend, is it really fun? With that said, i'd love to see this compared to the KTM and the ariel atom.
      Carma Racing
      • 2 Years Ago
      "gorgeous carbon fiber body work" ha ha ha Nope - Ugly with a capital U!
      AcidTonic
      • 2 Years Ago
      Performance in the wet? Americans don't care about that Autoblog! Take one look at the AWD hate and it's easy to spot. They'll just tell you that a Mustang is faster in a straight line...... on a 95* day on professional track surface with expensive traction compound and fat tires mind you. Fine by them.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kind of surprised no mention of the other "naked" sportscar, the Ariel Adam. Sick car... looks unbelievably fun to drive.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        I don't consider the Mono to be naked. It's got a spandex swimsuit on. The Atom is buck naked.
        AUTOLEGEND86
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        Maybe because we have yet to hear about this "Adam"
          Hazdaz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AUTOLEGEND86
          Damn it... and I can't edit the post and correct the spelling. AB how about an edit button one of these days???
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      They should have named it the 'slither' instead of the Mono. Actually a cool car name.
      Georg
      • 2 Years Ago
      I liked Tim Schricks review much better, normaly I love Chris Harris on cars but Tim showed so much more potential of the car and what a experiend driver can do by working a little bit on the fully adjustable suspension... Funny is that the british maker of the BAC Mono speak perfect german and choose Tim as the first TV presenter to testdrive the first finished Mono... they were hugely interesst in his driver feedbackand they worked with him on the setup during testing... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVKqHPL90hg
        Zeus
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Georg
        Georg that pretty much goes without saying. Tim Schricks reviews of anything are always good. Did you see his Z-cars Mini review? Thats the difference between a journalist and a professional driver. The pros understand how to extract more from the car and in doing so if they can communicate well you end up with a better review.
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