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  McLaren M15 Offenhauser
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1970
Numbers built:3
Designed by:Gordon Coppuck for McLaren
Successor:McLaren M16 Offenhauser
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 19, 2010
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Engine
Configuration Offenhauser Straight 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 215 kilo / 474 lbs
Displacement 2,650 cc / 161.7 cu in
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Hilborn Fuel Injection
Aspiration Garrett Turbo
Power 650 bhp / 485 KW
BHP/Liter 245 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis riveted aluminium monocoque with three steel bulkheads and semi-stressed engine
Front suspension lower wishbones, single top links and radius arms, 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 676 kilo / 1,490 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,962 mm (156 in) / 1,020 mm (40.2 in) / 914 mm (36 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,515 mm (99 in) / 1,467 mm (57.8 in) / 1,473 mm (58 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.96 bhp / kg

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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