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McLaren M8E

(1971 model)

Brief specs of 1971 McLaren M8E

petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 6997 cm3 / 427.0 cu in / 427.0 cu in, 464.0 kW / 622.2 hp / 622.2 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)McLarenIssued from1971
ModelM8EIssued until
SerieMNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMcLarenCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight822 kg / 1812 lb / 1812 lb
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
WheelbaseGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement6997 cm3 / 427.0 cu in / 427.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power464.0 kW / 622.2 hp / 622.2 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)185.6 kW / 248.9 hp / 248.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output66.3 kW/l / 1.457 bhp/cu in / 1.457 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio769.5 kW/ton / 583.0 bhp/ton / 583.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of McLaren M8E

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