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1973 McLaren M23

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#1 SRW_Ojan



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:15 PM







Top Speed: 202 MPH
0-60: 2.6 Seconds
Horsepower: 450 @ 10500 RPM
Torque: 245 @ 8500 RPM
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual
Drivetrain: RWD

Raced by McLaren's Formula One team between 1973 and 1977, the M23 replaced the M19 , which had led them to two top-three finishes in the Constructors' Championship in the early 1970s. However rather than being based on its predecessor as so often happens with F1 cars, the M23 actually shared more DNA with the 1972 Indianapolis 500-winning M16, which itself had taken some design cues from the pioneering Lotus 72 Formula One car. The potent combination of its M16-derived wedge-shape design and the ubiquitous 450-bhp Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 that powered it helped secure three wins for the M23 in the 1973 season, placing drivers Peter Revson and Denny Hulme 5th and 6th in the Drivers' Championship and ensuring McLaren ended its third straight season in third place in the Constructors' Championship.

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#2 philrose205



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:13 AM

Fair play, this is an absolute peach! Fantastic job on this one to all involved! Historic cars are by far and away the most enjoyable to drive. 

#3 DR3D9



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 03:23 AM

csr=s4-sn300-ff70.looks like hbox linkege

onboard video= youtube>Bruno giacomelli in McLaren m23 at Monza    and     ride in the 1977 McLaren m23-12 f1

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