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  McLaren M5A BRM
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1967
Numbers built:1
Designed by:Robin Herd for McLaren
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 23, 2015
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Engine
Configuration BRM 60º V12
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 2,998 cc / 182.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 74.6 mm (2.9 in) / 57.2 mm (2.3 in)
Compression 12.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 375 bhp / 280 KW @ 9,750 rpm
BHP/Liter 125 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, 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 (fr/r) Lockheed ventilated discs
Gearbox Hewland DG 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 531 kilo / 1,171 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,115 mm (162 in) / 1,791 mm (70.5 in) / 673 mm (26.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,440 mm (96.1 in) / 1,474 mm (58 in) / 1,474 mm (58 in)
Fuel tank 190 Litre (50.2 Gallon US / 41.8 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 8.5 x 13 / 12 x 15
Tyres Goodyear

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.71 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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