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  McLaren MP4/2B TAG-Porsche
 

  Article MP4/2B-5 Specifications  
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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1985
Numbers built:6
Designed by:John Barnard for McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren MP4/2 TAG-Porsche
Successor:McLaren MP4/2C TAG-Porsche
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 23, 2010
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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 8.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Bosch Fuel Injection
Aspiration 2 KKK Turbos
Power 850 bhp / 634 KW @ 11,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 567 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 4,369 mm (172 in) / 2,108 mm (83 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 1.57 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1985 Brazilian Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/2B - 5)
1985 Monaco Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/2B - 5)
1985 British Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/2B - 2)
1985 Austrian Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/2B - 3)
1985 Dutch Grand Prix (Niki Lauda in MP4/2B - 4)
1985 Italian Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/2B - 5)

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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  Article MP4/2B-5 Specifications