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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1971
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 25, 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
Front suspension double wishbones, coils springs over dampers
Rear suspension upper and lower radius arms, transverse top links, coil springs over dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland LG500 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 650 kilo / 1,433 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,886 mm (153 in) / 1,880 mm (74 in) / 914 mm (36 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,388 mm (94 in) / 1,460 mm (57.5 in) / 1,384 mm (54.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.14 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
  • Can-Am, by Pete Lyons
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