McLaren reveals 2013 car, the McLaren MP4-28 

Written by David on January 31st, 2013 at 1:19 pmLast Update: February 01st, 2013 at 1:02 pm

The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 team unveiled today at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, their 2013 F1 single seater, the McLaren Mercedes MP4-28.

McLaren Mercedes MP4-28

McLaren Mercedes MP4-28 Front

McLaren Mercedes MP4-28 Rear

McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28 Technical Specifications:

  • Chassis: 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.
  • Tyres: Pirelli P Zero
  • Radio: Kenwood
  • Race wheels: Enkei
  • Brake calipers: Akebono
  • Brake master cylinders: Akebono
  • Batteries: GS Yuasa Corporation
  • Steering: McLaren power-assisted
  • Instruments: McLaren Electronic Systems
  • Paint solutions: AkzoNobel Car Refinishes using Sikkens Products


  • 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


  • 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

Images © McLaren Mercedes

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