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2012 McLaren MP4-27 Technical specifications

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McLaren Mercedes launched their 2012 F1. Early this week, the team were quoted in Autosport for having a essential design that may see rivals inquiring its legality – attractive stuff and good to see a team going forceful with their design.

MP4-27 look like the 2011 machine, the team said the MP4-27 chassis has been substantially revised, with all major systems updated or redesigned for the new season. The most evident differences are tightly wasted rear bodywork and a revised cooling system. The U-shaped sidepods used last year have also been redesigned to adapt to the FIA’s new exhaust regulations.

MP4-27 – Technical specifications

 

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 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 Automotive & Aerospace Coatings using Sikkens Product

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engine:

Type Mercedes-Benz FO 108Y
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 Mercedes-Benz F1 engine
Lubricants Mobil 1 – combining greater performance, protection and cooling with increased economy and lower emissions
Weight 95kg (minimum FIA regulation weight)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KERS:

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

 

 

 

 

 

Source: McLaren

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