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  McLaren M2B Ford
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1966
Numbers built:2
Designed by:Robin Herd for McLaren
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 21, 2015
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Engine
Configuration Ford 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,995 cc / 182.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 95.7 mm (3.8 in) / 52.0 mm (2 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Hillborn-Travers Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 350 bhp / 261 KW
BHP/Liter 117 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis mallite monocoque with four steel cross-members
Front suspension lower wishbones, top rockers, in-board coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, top links, twin trailing arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Girling discs, all-round
Gearbox ZF 5 DS 25 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 730 kilo / 1,609 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,039 mm (159 in) / 1,880 mm (74 in) / 941 mm (37 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,438 mm (96 in) / 1,473 mm (58 in) / 1,473 mm (58 in)
Wheels (fr/r) 8.5 x 13 / 12 x 13

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.48 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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