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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type Racing Car
engine Chevrolet 90º V8
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
displacement 8095 cc / 494 in³
bore 112.8 mm / 4.44 in
stroke 101.6 mm / 4.00 in
power 551.8 kw / 740 bhp @ 6400 rpm
specific output 91.41 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 1145.51 bhp per tonne
torque 888.1 nm / 655 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
body / frame Fibreglass Body over Aluminum Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
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 II 4 speed Manual