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  McLaren M29 Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1979 - 1980
Numbers built:5
Designed by:Gordon Coppuck for McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren M28 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 18, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Ford Cosworth DFV 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 168 kilo / 370.4 lbs
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 343 Nm / 253 ft lbs @ 9,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 162 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body glass-fibre reinforced plastic
Chassis aluminium honeycomb monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) lower wishbones, top rockers actuating in-board mounted coil springs over shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Mclaren / Hewland FGA 400 6 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 586 kilo / 1,292 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,394 mm (173 in) / 2,057 mm (81 in) / 1,016 mm (40 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,692 mm (106 in) / 1,727 mm (68 in) / 1,575 mm (62 in)
Wheels (fr/r) 11 x 13 / 18 x 13

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.83 bhp / kg

Race history
Drivers of note Alain Prost, Patrick Tambay and John Watson

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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