Mclaren MP4-26 – A class above in Style!


At the start of each F1 season, one of the things that catches the public eyes is the revealing of the new cars for the new season. Each team revealed its car in the traditional manner. But Mclaren-Mercedes team did it quite differnetly. They revealed their car in the middle of a four way street junction Berlin. They didnt just reveal the car, they actually assembled the car infront of the public. Finally Lewis and Jenson brought and fitted the Steering Wheel to the car. And the final product looked absolutely amazing. This is the best looking F1 car I have ever seen.After the new rules were introduced couple of seasons ago, the cars became rather ugly. But this Mclaren lookes splendid.

The new sidepods, perfectly shaped air-inlets, look superb. The usual silver livery of the Mclaren team suits the curves of the car. The new front wing looks superbly sculpted. The duct above the driver’s head also looks brilliant. All round the car is superb and is claimed to have higher performance that its predecessor by Whitmarsh, the Team Principal. If it performs as good as it looks, then the team will have a superb tool in their hand to regain the title.

Here is the official Tech-Specs:

Chassis

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 intergral front wing Driver-operated drag reduction system [active rear wing

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

Here are some of the best shots that I managed to digg from the Internet…….

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-26