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While closely resembling last year’s multiple race-winning car, the all-new Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 has been redesigned from the ground-up with all major systems updated for the new season. Some of the most obvious visual differences include more tightly waisted rear bodywork, which was developed to improve flow to the rear of the car, and a revised cooling system that redirects the gearbox oil-cooler. The U-shaped sidepods of yesteryear have also been redone, which redefine the shape of the rear bodywork.

MP4-27 technical specification
• 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 integral 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 Formula 1
• 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

designer: mclaren
producer: mclaren
materials: aluminum, carbon, plastic
period: 2010s

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Object ID: 15294
Category/function: aluminum · autos · carbon · plastic · Producer L > Z · travel

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