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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1990
Numbers built:7
Designed by:Neil Oatley for McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren MP4/5 Honda
Successor:McLaren MP4/6 Honda
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 29, 2015
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Engine
Configuration Honda RA100-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 690 bhp / 515 KW
BHP/Liter 198 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 4,470 mm (176 in) / 2,133 mm (84 in) / 965 mm (38 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,895 mm (114 in) / 1,824 mm (71.8 in) / 1,669 mm (65.7 in)
Wheels (fr/r) 11.75 x 13 / 16.25 x 13

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.38 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1990 USA Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)
1990 Monaco Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)
1990 Canadian Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)
1990 German Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)
1990 Belgian Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)
1990 Italian Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)
1990 Japanese Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)
1990 Australian Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna)

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