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  McLaren MP4/2 TAG-Porsche
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1984
Numbers built:3
Designed by:John Barnard for McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren MP4/1C Cosworth
Successor:McLaren MP4/2B TAG-Porsche
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 10, 2014
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Engine
Configuration TAG/Porsche TTE-P01 80º V6
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 150 kilo / 330.7 lbs
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 1,498 cc / 91.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 82.0 mm (3.2 in) / 47.3 mm (1.9 in)
Compression 7.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Bosch/Kugelfischer Fuel Injection
Aspiration 2 KKK Turbos
Power 800 bhp / 597 KW @ 11,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 534 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis carbon fibre with aluminium honeycomb monocoque, fully stressed engine
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, push-rod and rocker actuated coil springs over dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated carbon ceramic discs, all-round
Gearbox McLaren/Hewland 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 540 kilo / 1,191 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,343 mm (171 in) / 2,133 mm (84 in) / 991 mm (39 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,794 mm (110 in) / 1,803 mm (71 in) / 1,651 mm (65 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.48 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1984 Brazilian Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/2 - 2)
1984 South African Grand Prix (Niki Lauda in MP4/2 - 1)
1984 San Marino Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/2 - 3)
1984 French Grand Prix (Niki Lauda in MP4/2 - 1)
1984 Monaco Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/2 - 2)
1984 British Grand Prix (Niki Lauda in MP4/2 - 1)
1984 German Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/2 - 3)
1984 Austrian Grand Prix (Niki Lauda in MP4/2 - 1)
1984 Dutch Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/2 - 2)
1984 Italian Grand Prix (Niki Lauda in MP4/2 - 1)
1984 European Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/2 - 2)
1984 Portuguese Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/2 - 2)

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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