McLaren M6GT Review

The McLaren M6A was a racing driver Bruce McLaren and developed by his team of Bruce McLaren Motor Racing for entry into the 1967 Can-Am season. M1Bs to replace the team of 1966, an improved design of the McLaren M6A Chevrolet McLaren Bruce and his team won its first multiple Can-Am Championships. After McLaren M6A were replaced by the M8A in preparation for 1968, McLaren and partner developed the technique of Troy M6B which was sold to customers for use in Can-Am and other racing series.

McLaren M6GT

Name of M6 was subsequently used to develop closed-cockpit sports car for 24 hours of Le Mans, and is known for M6GT. The company's plan to approve the rules of the FIA ??Group 4, however, was never completed, and only a few prototypes ready M6GT McLaren and Trojan horses. Two M6GTs then converted to road cars, one of whom was Bruce McLaren's personal transport.


Bruce McLaren attended several designers to develop the McLaren M6A at the start of the season in 1967. With McLaren himself, Robin Herd, Coppuck Gordon, Tyler Alexander, Don Beresford and worked on the design of the McLaren M6A chassis and body. The car featured the monocoque chassis which was built by McLaren, while the body has been trained to increase downforce circuits adapted for the Can-Am. The McLaren team has also expanded in motor development, the creation of a fuel injection system for Chevrolet V8. Another addition to the team of a new tire supplier, Goodyear Firestone to replace, in exchange for a program of testing and development.
 McLaren M6GT

The first McLaren M6A was completed in the spring of 1967, and brought near to the Goodwood circuit testing. Bruce McLaren Motor Racing deployed more than 2,000 miles of testing the circuit in preparation for the future, Can-Am season, as well as tuning the car for the Goodyear data collection. Like two McLaren M6A was completed, the team handed car in North America to prepare for the season opening race. In addition to the final car was the paint orange jacket. The new orange color scheme would become synonymous with McLaren Bruce McLaren and the team.
 McLaren M6GT

When you retire the McLaren M6A given the Trojan horse for the construction of a duplicate of the McLaren, which could be sold to customers. These M6Bs was almost identical to the McLaren M6A, but sold without an engine. Several other M6Bs also adapt to a car cockpit closed.

The racing history

The Can-Am 1967 season began in September at Road America. Bruce McLaren M6A qualified in pole position with a new track record, while his teammate's car drove Denny Hulme once the race began. Although McLaren suffered an oil leak and could not finish, Hulme was able to win the first victory of the car. The next two events took the team away from the opposition, Hulme and McLaren finishing first and second in a row. However, the roles are exchanged over the next two races, as it was McLaren, who has won twice, but problems with Hulme's McLaren car has taken first place in points entering the final round. By the end of Stardust Grand Prix, issues with Chevrolet engines have led to car engines or wind and reach the goal. However, their performance during the season, Bruce McLaren said the 1967 Can-Am Challenge Cup, while Hulme was second only three points.
 McLaren M6GT

As Bruce McLaren Motor Racing was transferred to the development of M8A, M6Bs began to be delivered to customers during the year 1968. Many of McLaren M6A was sold to Roger Penske bought a car for defending the United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) champion Mark Donohue. Donohue has won numerous events USRRC season and earned his second championship. Donohue also later won the race in the Can-Am, the player later M8As McLaren. After the cancellation of USRRC after 1968, and M6As M6Bs continues to be used as part of early 1970, but none of this has not been possible to reach the profit of their newer competitors.

McLaren M6GT
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