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  McLaren M1B Chevrolet
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1965 - 1966
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Michael Turner / Bruce McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren M1A Oldsmobile
Successor:McLaren M6A Chevrolet
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 15, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Chevrolet 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 5,461 cc / 333.3 cu in
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 4 Weber Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 340 bhp / 254 KW
BHP/Liter 62 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium body panels
Chassis steel tubular spaceframe
Front suspension lower wishbones, single top links with radius arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, single top links with twin radius arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Girling discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland LG400 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 589 kilo / 1,299 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,683 mm (145 in) / 1,600 mm (63 in) / 787 mm (31 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,311 mm (91 in) / 1,320 mm (52 in) / 1,320 mm (52 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.58 bhp / kg

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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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