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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1970
Numbers built:10
Designed by:Gordon Coppuck and Jo Marquart for McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren M12 Chevrolet
Successor:McLaren M8E Chevrolet
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 12, 2009
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Configuration Chevrolet 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 6,997 cc / 427 cu in
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 650 bhp / 485 kW
BHP/Liter 93 bhp / liter

Chassis fibreglass body on aluminium monocoque
Front suspension top links with radius arms, lower wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension single top links, reversed lower wishbones, twin radius arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland LG500 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 646 kilo / 1,424 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,886 mm (153 in) / 1,880 mm (74 in) / 762 mm (30 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,387 mm (94 in) / 1,473 mm (58 in) / 1,397 mm (55 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.01 bhp / kg

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Suggested reading
  • McLaren, the Grand Prix, Can-Am and Indy Cars, by Doug Nye
  • McLaren - The cars 1964 - 2008, by William Taylor
  • Can-Am, by Pete Lyons
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