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  McLaren M16E Offenhauser
 

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Country of origin:United States
Produced from:1975 - 1976
Numbers built:2
Designed by:Gordon Coppuck and John Barnard for McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren M16C/D Offenhauser
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 18, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Offenhauser Straight 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 215 kilo / 474 lbs
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,650 cc / 161.7 cu in
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Hilborn Fuel Injection
Aspiration Garrett Turbo
Power 780 bhp / 582 KW
BHP/Liter 294 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium monocoque with steel bulkheads
Front suspension lower wishbones, top rockers actuating in-board coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, single top links, twin radius arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated Lockheed discs
Gearbox Hewland LG 500 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 626 kilo / 1,380 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,496 mm (177 in) / 1,981 mm (78 in) / 991 mm (39 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,692 mm (106 in) / 1,473 mm (58 in) / 1,473 mm (58 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.25 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1976 Indy 500 (Johnny Rutherford in M16E/2)

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 Image gallery (6) M16E/1 Specifications