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  McLaren M28 Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1979
Numbers built:3
Designed by:Gordon Coppuck
Predecessor:McLaren M26 Cosworth
Successor:McLaren M29 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 20, 2012
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Engine
Configuration Ford Cosworth DFV 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,993 cc / 182.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.7 mm (3.4 in) / 64.8 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 11.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 485 bhp / 362 KW @ 10,600 rpm
Torque 363 Nm / 268 ft lbs @ 7,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 162 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium honeycomb monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland FG 400/6 6 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 625 kilo / 1,378 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,420 mm (174 in) / 2,134 mm (84 in) / 1,016 mm (40 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,870 mm (113 in) / 1,778 mm (70 in) / 1,626 mm (64 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.78 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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