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MP4-27 technical specification



    McLaren-moulded carbonfibre composite incorporating front and side impact structures

Front suspension                

     Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pushrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement

Rear suspension

    Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pullrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement

Electronics                               McLaren Electronic Systems. Including chassis control, engine control, data acquisition, dashboard, alternator, sensors, data analysis and telemetry.


Carbon-fibre composite. Separate engine cover, sidepods and floor. Structural nose with integral front wing

Driver-operated drag reduction system


Tyres                                        Pirelli P Zero

Radio                                       Kenwood

Race wheels                             Enkei

Brake callipers                         Akebono

Master cylinders                       Akebono

Batteries                                   GS Yuasa Corporation

Steering                                   McLaren power-assisted

Instruments                              McLaren Electronic Systems

Paint solutions                         AkzoNobel Car Refinishes using Sikkens products




Type                                         Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z

Capacity                                   2.4 litres

Cylinders                                 8

Maximum rpm                          18,000

Bank angle                               90°

Piston bore maximum              98mm

Number of valves                     32

Fuel                                 ExxonMobil High Performance Unleaded (5.75% bio fuel)

Spark plugs                   NGK racing spark plugs specially designed for Formula 1

Lubricants                 Mobil 1 – combining greater performance, protection and cooling with increased economy and lower emissions

Weight                                     95kg (minimum FIA regulation weight)


KERS Hybrid

Type                                         Mercedes-Benz

e-Motor                                    Engine-mounted electrical motor/generator

ESS                                         Integrated energy storage cells and power electronics

Power                                      60 kW



Gearbox                                   McLaren-moulded carbon-fibre composite

Integral rear impact structure

Gears                                       Seven forward and one reverse

Gear selection                          McLaren seamless shift, hand-operated

Clutch                                      Carbon/carbon, hand-operated

Lubricants                                Mobil


credit : Mc Laren F1

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