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 byRichard Owen
engineBMW 70/2 60 Degree V12
positionMid Longitudinal
valvetrainChain Driven DOHC w/Continuously Variable Inlet Valve Timing & 4
displacement6064 cc / 370.0 in³
bore86 mm / 3.39 in
stroke87 mm / 3.43 in
compression11.0:1
power467.6 kw / 627.1 bhp @ 7400 rpm
specific output103.41 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
torque650.79 nm / 480.0 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
body / frameCarbon Fibre
driven wheelsRWD w/Torsen Differential
front tires235/45ZR-17
rear tires315/45ZR-17
front brakesUnassisted Vented Discs
f brake sizex 332 mm / x 13.1 in
rear brakesUnassisted Vented Discs
r brake sizex 305 mm / x 12.0 in
front wheelsF 43.2 x 22.9 cm / 17.0 x 9.0 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 29.2 cm / 17.0 x 11.5 in
steeringUnassisted Rack & Pinion
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Light Alloy Dampers, Co-Axial Coil Springs, A
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Light Alloy Dampers, Co-Axial Coil Springs
curb weight1220 kg / 2690 lbs
wheelbase2718 mm / 107.0 in
front track1620 mm / 63.8 in
rear track1582 mm / 62.3 in
length4928 mm / 194.0 in
width1940 mm / 76.4 in
height1200 mm / 47.2 in
transmissionTransverse 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
dragCd