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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1966
Numbers built:3
Designed by:Robin Herd for McLaren
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 14, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Traco / Oldsmobile 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 4,500 cc / 274.6 cu in
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 4 Weber Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 310 bhp / 231 KW
BHP/Liter 69 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body glass-fibre reinforced plastic
Chassis steel tubular spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension single top links, reversed lower wishbones, twin trailing arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) Girling discs, 267mm (10.5 in)
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 490 kilo / 1,080 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,759 mm (148 in) / 1,702 mm (67 in) / 736 mm (29 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,438 mm (96 in) / 1,295 mm (51 in) / 1,321 mm (52 in)
Wheels (fr/r) 8.5 x 13 / 12 x 15

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.63 bhp / kg

Resources
Suggested reading
  • McLaren, the Grand Prix, Can-Am and Indy Cars, by Doug Nye
  • McLaren - The cars 1964 - 2008, by William Taylor
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