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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1993
Numbers built:8
Designed by:Neil Oatley for McLaren
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 12, 2010
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Engine
Configuration Ford Cosworth HBE V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 3,494 cc / 213.2 cu in
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 640 bhp / 477 KW
BHP/Liter 183 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis carbon fibre honeycomb monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, push-rod actuated coil springs over dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated carbon ceramic discs, all-round
Gearbox McLaren 6 speed Semi-Automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 505 kilo / 1,113 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,420 mm (174 in) / 2,000 mm (78.7 in) / 990 mm (39 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,902 mm (114.3 in) / 1,626 mm (64 in) / 1,607 mm (63.3 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.27 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1993 Brazilian Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4-8A-3)
1993 European Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4-8A-3)
1993 Monaco Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4-8A-6)
1993 Japanese Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4-8A-8)
1993 Australian Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna in MP4-8A-8)

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