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  McLaren M1A Oldsmobile
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1964 - 1965
Numbers built:Three works and 24 customer cars
Designed by:Tony Hilder / Bruce McLaren
Successor:McLaren M1B Chevrolet
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 23, 2013
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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 fibreglass panels
Chassis steel spaceframe
Front suspension single top links with radius arms, lower wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, top links, twin trailing arms, coil springs over shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Girling discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland LG400 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 829 kilo / 1,828 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,166 mm (164 in) / 1,625 mm (64 in) / 762 mm (30 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,311 mm (91 in) / 1,295 mm (51 in) / 1,295 mm (51 in)
Wheels (fr/r) 8 x 15 / 10 x 15

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.37 bhp / kg

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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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  Article Image gallery (88) Chassis (6) Specifications