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  McLaren M6B Chevrolet
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1968
Numbers built:26
Designed by:Robin Herd and Gordon Cuppock
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 10, 2018
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Engine
Configuration Chevrolet 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 250 kilo / 551.2 lbs
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 5,882 cc / 358.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 102.6 mm (4 in) / 88.9 mm (3.5 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 525 bhp / 392 kW @ 7,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 89 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass body
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Front suspension top links with radius arms, lower wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension top links, reversed lower wishbones, twin trailing-arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) Girling ventilated discs, 305mm (12 in)
Gearbox Hewland LG600 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 590 kilo / 1,301 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,937 mm (155 in) / 1,727 mm (68 in) / 787 mm (31 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,375 mm (93.5 in) / 1,321 mm (52 in) / 1,321 mm (52 in)
Fuel tank 245 Litre (64.7 Gallon US / 53.9 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 8.5 x 15 / 13.25 x 15

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.89 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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