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  McLaren MP4-23 Mercedes

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:2008
Predecessor:McLaren MP4-22 Mercedes
Successor:McLaren MP4-24 Mercedes
Source:Company press release
Last updated:January 10, 2008
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Configuration Mercedes-Benz FO 108V 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 95 kilo / 209.4 lbs
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 2,400 cc / 146.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 98.0 mm (3.9 in) / 39.0 mm (1.5 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated

Chassis carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, push-rod actuated torsion bars and Koni dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion, power assisted
Brakes ventilated carbon ceramic discs, all-round
Gearbox 7 speed Sequential
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 605 kilo / 1,334 lbs

Race history
Major wins
2008 Australian Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton)
2008 Monaco Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton)
2008 British Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton)
2008 German Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton)
2008 Hungarian Grand Prix (Heikki Kovalainen)
2008 Chinese Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton)

Suggested reading
  • McLaren - The cars 1964 - 2008, by William Taylor
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