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McLaren MP4-27 - technical specifications

Complete technical lowdown on the McLaren MP4-27, which was officially launched today at the team's Woking base.

Technical blurb for the McLaren MP4-27, which will be piloted in F1 2012 by Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

McLaren MP4-27 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.


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.


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.


Related Pictures

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McLaren-Mercedes MP4-27 [Pic credit: McLaren]
McLaren`s F1 2012 car, the MP4-27
McLaren`s F1 2012 car, the MP4-27
McLaren`s F1 2012 car, the MP4-27

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Marcus - Unregistered

February 01, 2012 2:59 PM

It would be fun to know how light the engines would have been without minimum weight, 75 kg? Already in the late 90's the lightest V10's weighted under 100 kg.

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