Photos: McLaren MP4-28 specifications and close-up 31 January, 2013 The new McLaren MP4-28 McLaren is the second oldest active Formula 1 team (after Ferrari) and one of the most successful teams at the pinnacle, having won 182 races, 12 drivers’ championships and 8 constructors’ championships, and will hoping to add to their impressive record with the newly launched MP4-28 – here are the detailed specifications of McLaren’s 2013 challenger. (See close-up gallery at the foot of specifications list) MP4-28 Technical Specifications McLaren MP4-28 Chassis Monocoque. McLaren-moulded carbonfibre composite incorporating front and side impact structures, and survival cell Front suspension Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pullrod 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. Including engine cover, sidepods, floor, nose, front wing and rear wing. Driver-operated drag reduction system Lubricants & Fluids Mobilith SHC™ 1500 Grease – lubricates the four tripod joints on the drive-shafts resisting the high temperatures generated by the exhaust and braking systems Mobilith SHC™ 220 Grease – minimises rolling resistance in the car’s ceramic wheel bearings to help maximise speed Mobil SHC™ Hydraulic Oil – running at over 200 bar and 100° C this fluid is an essential part of the hydraulic system which controls gear shift, the throttles and operation of DRS and steering systems McLaren MP4-28 Tyres: Pirelli P Zero Radio: Kenwood Race wheels: Enkei Brake calipers: Akebono Master cylinders: Akebono Batteries: GS Yuasa Corporation Steering: McLaren power-assisted Instruments: McLaren Electronic Systems Paint solutions: AkzoNobel Car Refinishes using Sikkens products Engine Type: Mercedes-Benz FO 108F Capacity: 2.4 litres Cylinders:8 Maximum rpm: 18,000 Bank angle: 90° Piston bore maximum: 98mm Number of valves: 32 Fuel: ExxonMobil High Performance Unleaded (5.75% bio fuel) Spark plugs: NGK Formula 1 specification racing spark plugs Lubricants: Mobil 1™ Engine Oil – for long engine life, protection and cooling combined with improved fuel economy Weight: 95kg (minimum FIA regulation weight) KERS Hybrid Type: Mercedes-Benz e-Motor: Engine-mounted electrical motor/generator ESS: Integrated energy storage cells and power electronics Power: 60 kW Transmission Gearbox: McLaren-moulded carbon-fibre composite Integral rear impact structure Gears: Seven forward and one reverse Gear selection: McLaren seamless shift, hand-operated Clutch: Carbon/carbon, hand-operated Lubricants: Mobil 1 SHC™ Gear Oil – provides reduced fluid traction losses improving gearbox efficiency and delivering more power to the rear wheels [nggallery id=402] Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.