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  McLaren MP4/1C Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1983
Numbers built:1
Designed by:John Barnard for McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren MP4/1B Cosworth
Successor:McLaren MP4/2 TAG-Porsche
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 12, 2009
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Engine
Configuration Ford Cosworth DFY 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,991 cc / 182.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 90.0 mm (3.5 in) / 58.8 mm (2.3 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 530 bhp / 395 KW @ 11,600 rpm
Torque 395 Nm / 291 ft lbs @ 9,600 rpm
BHP/Liter 177 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis carbon fibre honeycomb monocoque
Front suspension lower wishbones, upper rocker arms actuating coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension double wishbones, rocker-arm actuated coil springs and dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox McLaren/Hewland 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 540 kilo / 1,191 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,682 mm (105.6 in) / 1,810 mm (71.3 in) / 1,683 mm (66.3 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.98 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1983 USA Grand Prix West (John Watson in MP4/1C - 6)

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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