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Kate Middleton Encouraging Prince William's BAC Mono Moment Is a Car Guy's Dream

Price Willian and Katte Middleton recently paid a visit to the British National Graphene Institute in Machester, with the royal couple's adventure obviously including a few moments spent with the BAC Mono.
Prince William's BAC Mono Moment 7 photos
Prince William and Kate Middleton checking out the BAC MonoPrince William and Kate Middleton checking out the BAC MonoPrince William and Kate Middleton checking out the BAC MonoPrince William and Kate Middleton checking out the BAC MonoPrince William and Kate Middleton checking out the BAC MonoPrince William and Kate Middleton checking out the BAC Mono
You know, the British track toy whose graphene body panels are a premiere. The Prince decided to try out the seating position of the Mono, lowering himself inside the machine.

Let's put aside all the royal standards (and the tsunami of photo camera shutters making an awful noise) that accompanied the moment and only focus on the smile displayed by the Dutchess of Cambridge - now, having your wife encouraging your wild automotive ventures with such a reaction is probably any car guy's dream.

And the royal couple might have kept the track day tool in their memory after stepping out of the Institute. That's because the two were gifted with a pair of BAC Mono replicas in cases engraved with the names of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Sure, the little ones might have not reached the age when such scale models are appeciated, but, as you'll be able to notice in the clip below, the execution of the "toys" is splendid.

Then again, Prince Willian had plenty of reasons to go through the hassle that is the BAC Mono ingress/egress process. After all, we're talking about getting a taste of a machine that, as we reported, mixes a carbon body with graphene rear wheel arches.

The said arches are built from sheets of carbon no thicker than one atom, with this allowing for a weight reduction of 20 percent. Strength? The material is 200 times stronger than conventional steel.

So it's no wonder that the Briggs Automotive Company development is seen as a symbol of modern-era British engineering and treated with respect by the country's royal figures.

You shouldn't expect the Prince to trade off his bullet-proof Bentleys and Range-Rovers for a BAC speed demon, though.

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