1971 McLaren M8F


1971 McLaren M8F

Also known as the Batmobile, the M8F had impressive side fins and an 8-litre engine that was piloted by Peter Revson and Denny Hulme to the top of the championship.

Together Revson and Hulme won eight of the ten races.

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In Detail

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typeRacing Car
engineChevrolet 90º V8
positionMid, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainOHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedLucas Fuel Injection
displacement8095 cc / 494 in³
bore112.8 mm / 4.44 in
stroke101.6 mm / 4.00 in
power551.8 kw / 740 bhp @ 6400 rpm
specific output91.41 bhp per litre
bhp/weight1145.51 bhp per tonne
torque888.1 nm / 655 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
body / frameFibreglass Body over Aluminum Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesVentilated Steel Discs
rear brakesVentilated Steel Discs
curb weight646 kg / 1424 lbs
wheelbase2387 mm / 94.0 in
front track1473 mm / 0.0 in
rear track1397 mm / 55.0 in
length3886 mm / 153.0 in
width1880 mm / 74.0 in
height762 mm / 30.0 in
transmissionHewland LG500 II 4 speed Manual