The Team
The MP4-30
  • Overview
  • Power Units
  • Tech Spec
  • The MCL32 follows in the evolutionary footsteps of its two immediate predecessors, MP4-30 and MP4-31, but it has been overhauled in every area as the design team has looked to capitalise on a series of new aerodynamic regulations introduced for 2017.

    The result is an extremely elegant but aggressive-looking race car, fitted with Honda’s latest-generation power unit, the RA617H, which has been thoroughly revised by the company’s team of talented engineers.

  • Our power units are the driving force behind the McLaren-Honda MCL32. They’re the lifeblood of the team – it’s heart and soul. From the race bay to the garage to the track, the distinct sound of the HONDA RA617H announces the car’s arrival. And quickens the pace of our own beating hearts.

    • Chassis
    • Power Unit
    • Internal Combustion Engine
    • Energy Recovery System
    • Transmission
    • Monocoque
      Carbon-fibre composite, incorporating driver controls and fuel cell
      Safety structures
      Cockpit survival cell incorporating impact resistant construction and anti-penetration panels, front impact structure, prescribed side impact structures, integrated rear impact structure, front and rear roll structures
      Bodywork
      Carbon-fibre composite, including engine cover, sidepods, floor, nose, front wing and rear wing with driver-operated drag reduction system
      Front suspension
      Carbon-fibre wishbone and pushrod suspension elements operating inboard torsion bar and damper system
      Rear suspension
      Carbon-fibre wishbone and pullrod suspension elements operating inboard torsion bar and damper system
      Weight
      Overall vehicle weight 728kg (including driver, excluding fuel). Weight distribution between 45.3% and 46.3%
      Electronics
      McLaren Applied Technologies. Including chassis control, power unit control, data acquisition, sensors, data analysis and telemetry
      Instruments
      McLaren Applied Technologies dashboard
      Grease & Fluids
      Castrol grease and hydraulic oil
      Brake system
      Akebono brake calipers and master cylinders, Akebono ‘brake by wire’ rear brake control system, Carbon discs and pads
      Steering
      Power-assisted rack and pinion
      Tyres
      Pirelli P Zero
      Race Wheels
      Enkei
      Garage Radio
      Kenwood
      Paint
      AkzoNobel Car Refinishes system using Sikkens products
      Cooling System
      Calsonic Kansei water and oil cooling
    • Type
      Honda RA617H
      Minimum weight
      145 kg
      Primary PU components
      Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)
      Motor Generator Unit - Kinetic (MGU-K)
      Motor Generator Unit - Heat (MGU-H)
      Energy Store (ES)
      Turbocharger
      Control Electronics
      Fuel Lubricants
      BP Castrol
    • Capacity
      1.6 litres
      Cylinders
      Six
      Bank angle
      90 degree vee angle
      No of valves
      24
      Max speed
      15,000 rpm
      Max fuel flow rate
      100 kg/hour (above 10,500 rpm)
      Fuel consumption
      105 kg 'lights to flag' regulated fuel capacity limit
      Fuel injection
      Direct injection, single injector per cylinder, 500 bar max
      Pressure charging
      Single-stage compressor and exhaust turbine, common shaft
      Fuel & Lubricant
      BP Castrol
    • Architecture
      Integrated Hybrid energy recovery via Motor Generator Units
      Crankshaft coupled electrical MGU-K
      Turbocharger coupled electrical MGU-H
      Energy Store
      Lithium-Ion battery, between 20 and 25 kg
      Maximum energy storage, 4 MJ per lap
      MGU-K
      Maximum speed, 50,000 rpm
      Maximum power, 120 kW
      Maximum energy recovery, 2 MJ per lap
      Maximum energy deployment, 4 MJ per lap
      MGU-H
      Maximum speed 125,000 rpm
      Maximum power, unlimited
      Maximum energy recovery, unlimited
      Maximum energy deployment, unlimited
    • Gearbox
      Carbon-fibre composite main case, longitudinally mounted
      Gear ratios
      Eight forward and one reverse
      Gear selection
      Electro-hydraulically operated seamless shift
      Differential
      Epicyclic differential with multi-plate limited slip clutch
      Clutch
      Electro-hydraulically operated, carbon multi-plate
      Lubricants
      Castrol