McLaren M8D 1971 Can-Am Challenge Cup n.2 Vic Elford

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McLaren M8D 1971 Can-Am Challenge Cup n.2 American Racing Associates Team, driver Vic Elford.

The M8D was a prototype race car, built in 1970 by McLaren Cars to compete in che Can-Am Challenge Cup. In comparison with the former ‘M8’, the M8D was wider and with a lowerwing, which was also braced to the chassis, as the high mounted, suspension attached wings had been banned. Chassis was an aluminium sheet monocoque with steel bulkheads and stressed engine. Bodywork was in glass-fibre. The engine was a Chevrolet with Lucas fuel injection, prepared by George Bolthoff; it was a 7.6 litres V8 yielding 680 Hp of maximum power. The transmission was the 4 speeds Hewland LG500.

The wheels had a 15 inches diameter, a width of 11 inches at front and 16 inches at rear. Tracks: front 1575 mm, rear 1486 mm. Wheelbase: 2387 mm. Width: 1930 mm. Length: 4166 mm. The overall weight was 634 kg.

The Castrol Monterey Grand Prix of Laguna Seca was the ninth and penultimate race of the 1971 Can-Am season. Vic Elford raced for Roy Woods Racing Team driving a M8D for the first time since the previous year, having driven all previous races with American Racing Associates’ M8E.

Car Specifications

Car Model McLaren M8D
Scale 1:32
For Tracks 1:32 and 1:24
Body Material ABS Plastic
Set-up Sidewinder
Gear Ratio 11 : 32
Motor V12/3 21k
Weight 62 grams
Overall Length 116 mm
Wheelbase 74 mm
Running Gears 3/32'' - 2.38 mm
Hubs Front plastic, Rear aluminium
Magnet Neodimium
Lights No

Race Infos

Race Rules Ansi Classic , Classic

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