1970 McLaren M8F


Chassis number: M8F-6-72
Date of manufacture: 1972
FIA HTP: NL5198 (in progress)
Chassis: monocoque Aluminium
Engine: Chevrolet 510 ci. Aluminium 8360 cc V8 with 800 BHP @ 6700 RPM and 702 Nm @ 5500 RPM
Fuel system: injection Kingsler low pressure
Fuel tank: ATL container, 80L
Gearbox: Hewland LG-500 MKII 5 speed
Differential: Pal Cam 3.3
Weight: 816 kg


This M8F, from the VDS Team, has been used in 1972 and 1973 by the famous Belgian driver Teddy Pilette for the European Can-AM races. Two big turbos had to be the secret weapon of the car but they had such a poor reliability that the atmospheric engines returned later on. The McLaren is a real Group 7 car: the only rule was a two-seater car. Furthermore, everything was allowed. This M8F came to Tachyon after wanderings in America and will be used in the Orwell Supersports Cup series.

Participated and podium finishes

Raced at Assen, Dijon, Nurburgring, Spa, Hockenheim, Monza, Brands-Hatch, Silverstone, Monte Blanco, Portimao, Copenhagen, Mugello, Monterey (Laguna Seca), Sebring, Killarney and also Zwartkops.