The m70s design is similar to that of two 25 l m20.
Mclaren f1 bmw v12 engine.
The mclaren f1s astounding v 12 owed a lot to the engineering genius of bmw engine guru paul rosche.
The bmw v12 at the heart of the mclaren f1 which inspires murrays new car weighed in at 266kg.
Mclaren f1 owners get a loaner v12 engine while theirs is rebuilt.
The bmw s702 engine largely unrelated to the m70 and s70b56 engines is a dohc v12 petrol engine which powered the 1993 to 1998 mclaren f1 design.
The most insane performance suv ever made is still the original e53 generation bmw x5 lm powered by a mclaren f1 v12.
The mclaren f1 is a sports car designed and manufactured by british automobile manufacturer mclaren cars and powered by the bmw s702 v12 engine.
The bmw m70 is a sohc v12 petrol engine which was bmws first production v12 and was produced from 1987 to 1996.
Owners get their refreshed 61 litre s702 bmw v12 installed and the loaner engine goes back to the factory to await another.
The cosworth gma v 12 that will power its spiritual successor the t50 is gordon murrays baby.
But in the meantime gordon murray automotive and cosworth have released some details on the t50s engine which they describe as the greatest road car v12 ever made when he was at mclaren in.
Original mclaren f1 v12 loaner engines still available.
As well as the engines function its form was also carefully considered by murray.
On 31 march 1998 the xp5 prototype with a modified rev limiter set the guinness.
Now gordon had originally specified the engine was to weigh no more than 250kg so why did.
Originally a concept conceived by gordon murray he convinced ron dennis to back the project and engaged peter stevens to design the exterior and interior of the car.
What might not be common knowledge is that the test bed for the mighty s702 was a bmw e34 m5 touring this prototype surely ranking as one of the coolest cars ever created.