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  McLaren MP4/4 Honda
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1988
Numbers built:6
Designed by:Steve Nichols and Gordon Murray for McLaren
Successor:McLaren MP4/5 Honda
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 10, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Honda RA186-E 80º V6
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 1,494 cc / 91.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 79.0 mm (3.1 in) / 50.8 mm (2 in)
Compression 9.4:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Honda Fuel Injection
Aspiration 2 IHI Turbos
Power 900 bhp / 671 KW
BHP/Liter 602 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis carbon fibre honeycomb monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, push-rod actuated coil springs and dampers
Rear suspension double wishbones, push-rod and rocker actuated coil springs over dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes carbon ceramic discs, all-round
Gearbox McLaren 6 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 540 kilo / 1,191 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,394 mm (173 in) / 2,134 mm (84 in) / 940 mm (37 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,875 mm (113.2 in) / 1,824 mm (71.8 in) / 1,670 mm (65.7 in)
Fuel tank 150 Litre (39.6 Gallon US / 33 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 11.75 J x 13 / 16.25 J x 13

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.67 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1988 Brazilian Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/4 - 2)
1988 San Marino Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4/4 - 1)
1988 Monaco Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/4 - 4)
1988 Mexican Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/4 - 4)
1988 Canadian Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4/4 - 1)
1988 Detroit Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4/4 - 2)
1988 French Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/4 - 4)
1988 British Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4/4 - 5)
1988 German Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4/4 - 5)
1988 Hungarian Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4/4 - 5)
1988 Belgian Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4/4 - 5)
1988 Portuguese Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/4 - 6)
1988 Spanish Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/4 - 6)
1988 Japanese Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4/4 - 2)
1988 Australian Grand Prix (Alain Prost in MP4/4 - 6)
Drivers of note Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna

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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