1997 McLaren F1 GT

McLaren wanted to create a car with more downforce than the standard F1 with less drag than the LM version offereed. The result? This F1 GT with radical new body aerodynamics

The GT version featured 17inch wheels with central locking retainer pins

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine BMW 70/2 60 Degree V12
position Mid Longitudinal
valvetrain Chain Driven DOHC w/Continuously Variable Inlet Valve Timing & 4
displacement 6064 cc / 370.0 in³
bore 86 mm / 3.39 in
stroke 87 mm / 3.43 in
compression 11.0:1
power 467.6 kw / 627.1 bhp @ 7400 rpm
specific output 103.41 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 650.79 nm / 480.0 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
body / frame Carbon Fibre
driven wheels RWD w/Torsen Differential
front tires 235/45ZR-17
rear tires 315/45ZR-17
front brakes Unassisted Vented Discs
f brake size x 332 mm / x 13.1 in
rear brakes Unassisted Vented Discs
r brake size x 305 mm / x 12.0 in
front wheels F 43.2 x 22.9 cm / 17.0 x 9.0 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 29.2 cm / 17.0 x 11.5 in
steering Unassisted Rack & Pinion
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Light Alloy Dampers, Co-Axial Coil Springs, A
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Light Alloy Dampers, Co-Axial Coil Springs
curb weight 1220 kg / 2690 lbs
wheelbase 2718 mm / 107.0 in
front track 1620 mm / 63.8 in
rear track 1582 mm / 62.3 in
length 4928 mm / 194.0 in
width 1940 mm / 76.4 in
height 1200 mm / 47.2 in
transmission Transverse 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
drag Cd