1968 McLaren M8C
In 1970 McLaren made their M8 available to customers with a lower chassis-mounted wing compared to its predecessors.
The earlier 1969 cars had larger suspension-mounted wings which performed well but failed due to the suspension vibration. A rule change for 1970 meant that the M8C and all later versions would use a chassis-mounted wing.
Another change was the engine mounted which was unstressed and allowed for either a big-block Ford or Chevrolet engine.
|engine||Chevrolet 90º V8|
|fuel feed||Lucas Fuel Injection|
|displacement||6997 cc / 427 in³|
|power||484.7 kw / 650 bhp|
|specific output||92.9 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||1006.19 bhp per tonne|
|body / frame||Fibreglass Body over Aluminum Monocoque|
|front brakes||Ventilated Steel Discs|
|rear brakes||Ventilated Steel Discs|
|curb weight||646 kg / 1424 lbs|
|wheelbase||2387 mm / 94.0 in|
|front track||1473 mm / 0.0 in|
|rear track||1397 mm / 55.0 in|
|length||3886 mm / 153.0 in|
|width||1880 mm / 74.0 in|
|height||762 mm / 30.0 in|
|transmission||Hewland LG500 4 speed Manual|