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  McLaren M6A Chevrolet
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1967
Numbers built:3
Designed by:Robin Herd / Bruce McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren M1B Chevrolet
Successor:McLaren M8A Chevrolet
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 17, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Chevrolet 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 250 kilo / 551.2 lbs
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 5,882 cc / 358.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 102.6 mm (4 in) / 88.9 mm (3.5 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 525 bhp / 392 KW @ 7,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 89 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass body
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Front suspension top links with radius arms, lower wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension top links, reversed lower wishbones, twin trailing-arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Girling discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland LG600 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 615 kilo / 1,356 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,886 mm (153 in) / 1,727 mm (68 in) / 787 mm (31 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,324 mm (91.5 in) / 1,321 mm (52 in) / 1,321 mm (52 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.85 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1967 Can-Am Road America (Denny Hulme in M6A/2)
1967 Can-Am Bridgehampton (Denny Hulme in M6A/2)
1967 Can-Am Mosport (Denny Hulme in M6A/2)
1967 Can-Am Laguna Seca (Bruce McLaren in M6A/1)
1967 Can-Am Riverside (Bruce McLaren in M6A/1)
1968 Can-Am Bridgehampton (Mark Donohue in M6A/3)
Drivers of note Mark Donohue, Denny Hulme and Bruce McLaren

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