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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1969
Numbers built:15
Designed by:Gordon Coppuck for McLaren
Successor:McLaren M8C 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 Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 615 bhp / 459 kW
BHP/Liter 88 bhp / liter

Body fibreglass body
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension 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 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 590 kilo / 1,301 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,937 mm (155 in) / 1,905 mm (75 in) / 787 mm (31 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,375 mm (93.5 in) / 1,448 mm (57 in) / 1,397 mm (55 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.04 bhp / kg

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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