Feb 1, 2012

THE MP4-27 #FormulaOne


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

The new car is said to be an evolution from last year's machine, built with the goal of challenging for race wins from the get go.