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F1 McLaren MP4-27 Technical Breakdown

by on February 1, 2012

02.01.2012

Chassis

• Monocoque: McLaren-moulded carbonfibre composite incorporating front and side impact structures.

• Front suspension: Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pushrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement.

• Rear suspension: Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pullrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement.

• Electronics: McLaren Electronic Systems. Including chassis control, engine control, data acquisition, dashboard, alternator, sensors, data analysis and telemetry.

• Bodywork: Carbon-fibre composite. Separate engine cover, sidepods and floor. Structural nose with intergral front wing Driver-operated drag reduction system

• Tyres: Pirelli P Zero.

• Radio: Kenwood.

• Race wheels: Enkei.

• Brake callipers: Akebono.

• Master cylinders: Akebono.

• Batteries: GS Yuasa Corporation.

• Steering: McLaren power-assisted.

• Instruments: McLaren Electronic Systems.

• Paint solutions: AkzoNobel Car Refinishes using Sikkens Products.
Engine

• Type: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z.

• Capacity: 2.4 litres.

• Cylinders: 8.

• Maximum rpm: 18,000.

• Bank angle: 90°.

• Piston bore maximum: 98mm.

• Number of valves: 32.

• Fuel: ExxonMobil High Performance Unleaded (5.75% bio fuel).

• Spark plugs: NGK racing spark plugs specially designed for F1.

• Lubricants: Mobil 1 – combining greater performance, protection and
• cooling with increased economy and lower emissions.

• Weight: 95kg (minimum FIA regulation weight).

• KERS Hybrid

• Type: Mercedes-Benz.

• e-Motor: Engine-mounted electrical motor/generator.

• ESS: Integrated energy storage cells and power electronics.

• Power: 60 kW.
Transmission

• Gearbox: McLaren-moulded carbon-fibre composite. Integral rear impact structure.

• Gears: Seven forward and one reverse.

• Gear selection: McLaren seamless shift, hand-operated.

• Clutch: Carbon/carbon, hand-operated.

• Lubricants: Mobil.

 

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