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  McLaren M8C Cosworth

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1970
Numbers built:1 (10 M8C in total)
Designed by:Gordon Coppuck for McLaren
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 25, 2015
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Configuration Ford Cosworth DFV 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 168 kilo / 370.4 lbs
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,993 cc / 182.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 86.7 mm (3.4 in) / 64.8 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 11.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 420 bhp / 313 KW @ 9,000 rpm
Torque 366 Nm / 270 ft lbs @ 7,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 140 bhp / liter

Body fibreglass
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, 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 (fr/r) Lockheed ventilated discs
Gearbox Hewland DG 300 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

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  Article Image gallery (26) 70-01 Specifications