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 systemTyres: 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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