Complete technical lowdown on the McLaren MP4-26, which was officially launched today at Berlin's Potsdamer Platz, the famous public space that sits on the fringe of the old Berlin Wall.

McLaren MP4-26 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 [active rear wing]. 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 108Y. 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 Mercedes-Benz F1 engine. 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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