2014 McLaren MP4-29

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As previously announced the 2014 Formula 1 racing season comes with a series of important changes , including the replacement of the old V-8 with a new, turbocharged V-6 engine. One of the first companies to comply with these requirements is McLaren with its new MP4-29 — the car that will be raced during the 2014 Formula 1 season.

The MP4-29 race car is powered by a turbocharged, 1.6-liter, V-6 engine paired with an advanced Energy Recovery System (ERS) that includes two electric motor-generators. The V-6 engine delivers a total of 600 horsepower, while the ERS system adds another 161 horsepower.

Other changes announced by McLaren include new front wings that were narrowed by 150 mm (5.90 inches) and an updated lower beam-wing that will improve downforce.

The new MP4-29 be driven through the entire racing season by Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen. McLaren will being testing in Jerez, Spain on January 28th, before the official racing debut later in March.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 McLaren MP4-29.

2014 McLaren MP4-29 Technical Specifications

Chassis

McLaren MP4-29
MonocoqueCarbon-fiber composite incorporating driver cockpit controls and fuel cell
Front suspensionCarbon-fiber wishbone and pushrod suspension elements operating inboard torsion bar and damper system
Rear suspensionCarbon-fiber wishbone and pullrod suspension elements operating inboard torsion bar and damper system
ElectronicsMcLaren Applied Technologies. Including chassis control, engine control, data acquisition, alternator, sensors, data analysis and telemetry
BodyworkCarbon-fiber composite. including engine cover, sidepods, floor, nose, front wing and rear wing. Driver-operated drag reduction system

Engine

McLaren MP4-29
Capacity1.6 litres
TypeMercedes-Benz PU106A Hybrid
Cylinders6
Maximum rpm15,000 rpm
Bank angle90 degree vee angle
Fuel injection500bar direct injection, single injector per cylinder
Number of valves24
FuelExxonMobil High Performance Unleaded (5.75% bio fuel)
Max fuel flow rate100kg/hour (above 10,500 rpm)

ERS

McLaren MP4-29
ArchitectureIntegrated Hybrid energy recovery via Motor Generator Units, crankshaft coupled electrical MGU-K, turbocharger coupled electrical MGU-H
MGU-KMaximum speed, 50,000 rpm. Maximum power, 120 kW. Maximum energy recovery, 2 MJ per lap. Maximum energy deployment, 4 MJ per lap.
MGU-HMaximum speed 125,000 rpm. Maximum power, unlimited. Maximum energy recovery, unlimited. Maximum energy deployment, unlimited
Energy storeLithium-Ion battery, between 20 and 25 kg. Maximum energy storage, 4 MJ per lap

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