McLaren M20 

  • 1972
  • 787 HP 8.3L
 
For 1972 Can-Am season, McLaren developed the M20 which took Denny Hulme to two victories in the Porsche 917/10 dominated series.
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Chevrolet engine was the main cause of retirements in the 1972 season, but offered an ample 750 bhp.
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Data points Key details of the McLaren M20

Number built

McLaren M20
3 cars
LaFerrari
499 cars
McLaren P1
375 cars

Horsepower

McLaren M20
787 HP
GT 86
197 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP

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Compared the M8F it replaced, the M20 had a rear-mounted radiator which made way for a front-mounted air spoiler that dramatically increased from grip.
Chevrolet engine was the main cause of retirements in the 1972 season, but offered an ample 750 bhp.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand McLaren
Type of car Production car
Year 1972
Number built 3 cars

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Unknown
Rear brakes Unknown

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 1.93 lb/hp
Maximum hp 787 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Maximum torque 739 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 8,341 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 4.5 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,521 lb
Width 81 in
Height 46 in
Length 178 in
Front track width 61.8 in
Wheelbase 100 in
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