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McLaren-Honda MP4-30 technical specification




MP4-30 technical specification
Chassis MonocoqueCarbon-fibre composite, incorporating driver controls and fuel cell
Safety structuresCockpit survival cell incorporating impact resistant construction and antipenetration panels, front impact structure, prescribed side impact structures,integrated rear impact structure, front and rear roll structures
Bodywork Carbon-fibre composite. including engine cover, sidepods, floor, nose, front wing and rear wing with driver-operated drag reduction system
Front suspensionCarbon-fibre wishbone and pushrod suspension elements operating inboard torsion bar and damper system
Rear suspension Carbon-fibre wishbone and pullrod suspension elements operating inboard torsion bar and damper system
WeightOverall vehicle weight 702kg (including driver, excluding fuel) Weight distribution between 45.5% and 46.5%
ElectronicsMcLaren Applied Technologies. Including chassis control, power unit control, data acquisition, alternator, sensors, data analysis and telemetry
InstrumentsMcLaren Applied Technologies dashboard
Lubricants & FluidsMobilith SHC™ 1500 Grease – High temperature drive-shaft tripod lubrication Mobilith SHC™ 220 Grease – Low rolling resistance ceramic wheel bearing lubrication Mobil SHC™ Hydraulic Oil – High pressure, high temperature hydraulic fluid used for chassis, transmission and power unit actuation
Brake systemAkebono brake calipers and master cylinders Akebono ‘brake by wire’ rear brake control system Carbon discs and pads
SteeringPower-assisted rack and pinion
TyresPirelli P Zero
Race wheelsEnkei
Paint AkzoNobel Car Refinishes system using Sikkens products
Power Unit TypeHonda RA615H
Minimum weight 145 kg
Primary PU componentsInternal Combustion Engine (ICE), Motor Generator
UnitKinetic (MGU-K)
Motor Generator UnitHeat (MGU-H), Energy Store (ES), Turbocharger, Control Electronics
Internal Combustion Engine Capacity – 1.6 litres1.6 litres
Bank angle90 degree vee angle
No of valves24
Max speed15,000 rpm
Max fuel flow rate100 kg/hour (above 10,500 rpm)
Fuel consumption100 kg ‘lights to flag’ regulated fuel capacity limit
Fuel injectionDirect injection, single injector per cylinder, 500 bar max
Pressure chargingSingle-stage compressor and exhaust turbine, common shaft
FuelExxonMobil High Performance Unleaded (5.75% bio fuel)
LubricantsMobil 1™ Engine Oil – High protection low friction lubricant and coolant, for high durability and improved fuel economy
Energy Recovery System ArchitectureIntegrated Hybrid energy recovery via Motor Generator Units, Crankshaft coupled electrical MGU-K, Turbocharger coupled electrical MGU-H
Energy StoreLithium-Ion battery, between 20 and 25 kg, Maximum energy storage, 4 MJ per lap
MGU-KMaximum speed, 50,000 rpm, Maximum power, 120 kW, Maximum energy recovery, 2 MJ per lap, Maximum energy deployment, 4 MJ per lap
MGU-H Maximum speed 125,000 rpm, Maximum power, unlimited, Maximum energy recovery, unlimited, Maximum energy deployment, unlimited
Transmission GearboxCarbon-fibre composite main case, longitudinally mounted
Gear ratios Eight forward and one reverse
Gear selectionElectro-hydraulically operated seamless shift
Differential Epicyclic differential with multi-plate limited slip clutch
Clutch Electro-hydraulically operated, carbon multi-plate
Lubricants Mobil 1 SHC™ Gear Oil – Low traction loss, high efficiency gear and bearing lubricant and coolant


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