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Also called McLaren Elva Mk I
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Chassis numbers

Specifications

24 units built
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Oldsmobile/Traco 3.9 lt, V8 (90o), 4 stroke, petrol engine
4450cc,
aluminium block and head
side camshaft with overhead valves (OHV), 2 valves / cylinder - 16 valves total
310 bhp / 231 KW
aspiration: natural with 4 Weber 48 IDA Carburetors

Chevrolet Small Block gen. I 350, V8 (90o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine, located middle longitudinally. Click here and here and here
5735cc, 101.6 x 88.4 mm
550 bhp / 410 KW
730 Nm / 538 lbs ft
cast-iron block 229.2mm height, aluminum alloy head
connecting rod length between centers 144.8mm
side camshaft with overhead valves (OHV), 2 valves / cylinder - 16 valves total
aspiration: natural with 4 Weber 48 IDA Carburetors
firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
wet sump

Chevrolet Big Block Mk IV 366, V8 (90o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
5994cc, 99.95 x 95.5 mm
500 bhp / 373 KW
cast-iron block 229.2mm height, aluminum alloy head
connecting rod length between centers 144.8mm
side camshaft with overhead valves (OHV), 2 valves / cylinder - 16 valves total
aspiration: natural with 4 Weber 48 IDA Carburetors
firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

Hewland HD or Hewland LG400 (later) 4-speed gearbox
aluminium alloy-sheet stress panels bonded and riveted in place to stiffen the undertray and lateral-bulkhead areas, on multi-tubular spaceframe chassis made of Large diameter round and square mild-steel tubes
Front suspension single top links with radius arms, lower wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, top links, twin trailing arms, coil springs over shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
dual circuit Girling 11.5-inch diameter disc brakes were used at the front, 10.75-inch at the rear
rack and pinion steering
Length 4166 mm (164")
Width 1625 mm (64")
Height 762 mm (30")
Wheelbase 2311 mm (91")
Track (fr/r) 1295 mm (51") / 1295 mm (51")
Wheels (fr/r) 8 x 15" / 10 x 15"
830kg


Results in WSCC

Season races for Prototypes
Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Dayt Sebring Monza Tourist trophy Targa Florio Spa Nurb Mugelo Rossfeld Le Man Reims Freiburg Ollon Bridgeh
Team 2000km 12h 1000km 500km 1000km Hill climb 24h 12h Hill climb Hill climb 500km
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing (Oldsmobile) #9, oil leak
J. O. Counley, (Oldsmobile) #11, 15th
Wintersteen Racing Inc, M1A 20-10 (Chevrolet 366) #12, dnf
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 3/1 2/1 1/0
Drivers Team entries and car number
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Bruce McLaren 9
Wintersteen Racing Inc
George Wintersteen 12

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Oldsmobile
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Chevrolet

Drawings

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