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1966 F1 McLaren M2B
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No: 1997   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: McLaren Racing   Country: United Kingdom
1966 F1 McLaren M2B

9/11/2012. The Wheatcroft Collection - Donington Park - UK

To my mind this is the best looking car McLaren has ever built.
McLaren tried a Ford Indianapolis V8 engine but it was big and heavy and with a narrow rev range. They then turned to an Italian Serenissima V8, the Italians had F1 ambitions.
This engine was shorter on power but more compact.
Bruce McLaren scored a point with it at the British GP but the team returned to a Ford later in the season.
Picture added on 29 December 2012 at 08:04
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