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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1989
Numbers built:8
Designed by:Neil Oatley for McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren MP4/4 Honda
Successor:McLaren MP4/5B Honda
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 21, 2015
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Engine
Configuration Honda RA109-E 72º V10
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 3,493 cc / 213.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 92.0 mm (3.6 in) / 52.5 mm (2.1 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 685 bhp / 511 KW
BHP/Liter 196 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis carbon-fibre composite and aluminium honeycomb monocoque with fully stressed engine
Front suspension double wishbones, pull-rod actuated springs and dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension double wishbones, push-rod actuated springs and dampers, anti-roll bar
Brakes (fr/r) ventilated carbon ceramic discs
Gearbox McLaren 6 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 500 kilo / 1,102 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,496 mm (177 in) / 2,134 mm (84 in) / 991 mm (39 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,895 mm (114 in) / 1,824 mm (71.8 in) / 1,669 mm (65.7 in)
Fuel tank 210 Litre (55.5 Gallon US / 46.2 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 11.75 x 13 / 16.25 x 13

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.37 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1989 San Marino Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)
1989 Monaco Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)
1989 Mexican Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4/5 - 1)
1989 USA Grand Prix (Alain Prost)
1989 French Grand Prix (Alain Prost)
1989 British Grand Prix (Alain Prost)
1989 German Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)
1989 Belgian Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)
1989 Italian Grand Prix (Alain Prost)
1989 Spanish Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • McLaren - The cars 1964 - 2008, by William Taylor
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