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  McLaren M8F Chevrolet
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1971
Numbers built:2 Works cars
Predecessor:McLaren M8D Chevrolet
Successor:McLaren M20 Chevrolet
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 27, 2007
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Engine
Configuration Chevrolet 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 8,095 cc / 494 cu in
Bore / Stroke 112.8 mm (4.4 in) / 101.6 mm (4 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 740 bhp / 552 KW @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 888 Nm / 655 ft lbs @ 5,600 rpm
BHP/Liter 91 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs, shock absorbers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland LG500 II 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 689 kilo / 1,519 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,464 mm (97 in) / 1,524 mm (60 in) / 1,494 mm (58.8 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.07 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1971 Can-Am Mosport (Denny Hulme in M8F/2)
1971 Can-Am Road Atlanta (Peter Revson in M8F/1)
1971 Can-Am Watkins Glen (Peter Revson in M8F/1)
1971 Can-Am Road America (Peter Revson in M8F/1)
1971 Can-Am Donnybrooke (Peter Revson in M8F/1)
1971 Can-Am Edmonton (Denny Hulme in M8F/2)
1971 Can-Am Laguna Seca (Peter Revson in M8F/1)
1971 Can-Am Riverside (Denny Hulme in M8F/2)
1972 Can-Am Donnybrooke (Francois Cevert in M8F/1)

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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