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  McLaren M20 Chevrolet
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1972
Numbers built:3
Designed by:Gordon Coppuck for McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren M8F Chevrolet
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 16, 2012
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Engine
Configuration Chevrolet 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 8,349 cc / 509.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 114.3 mm (4.5 in) / 101.6 mm (4 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 787 bhp / 587 KW @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 1,003 Nm / 740 ft lbs @ 4,400 rpm
BHP/Liter 94 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass body
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Front suspension single top links with radius arms, lower wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension single top links, double lower links, twin radius arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round, rear in-board
Gearbox Hewland LG500 II 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 690 kilo / 1,521 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,521 mm (178 in) / 2,057 mm (81 in) / 1,168 mm (46 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,540 mm (100 in) / 1,570 mm (61.8 in) / 1,524 mm (60 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.14 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1972 Can-Am Mosport (Denny Hulme in M20/2)
1972 Can-Am Watkins Glen (Denny Hulme in M20/3)
1974 Can-Am Road America (Scooter Patrick in M20/1)

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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