The McLaren M23 was a Formula One dashing auto composed by Gordon Coppuck, with contribution from John Barnard, and worked by the McLaren group. It was an improvement of the McLaren M16 Indianapolis 500 auto. A Ford Cosworth DFV motor was utilized, which was set up by expert tuning organization Nicholson-McLaren Engines. This pushed the DFV’s strength yield to around 490 bhp.
The McLaren M23 was presented in 1973 and obtained configuration propelled from the Lotus 72 and from their own M16 Indy auto. McLaren had isolated themselves from most other hustling auto makers by fiddling with various arrangement. The conventional believed was to have practical experience in one field as opposed to spread one’s self thin by attempting to do it all. McLaren demonstrated they were up to the assignment by running effectively in four noteworthy titles – Formula 1, Formula 5000, CanAm, and Indy. A portion of their prosperity was utilizing learning picked up as a part of one arrangement to profit the others. By the mid 1970’s, McLaren had won the Indy 500 and the F5000, CanAm, and F1 Championship.
McLaren entered the F1 Series in 1966 and dealt with a couple wins all through the initial couple of years. It was not until McLaren wedded innovation from their F1 program to their Indy program that their prospects in the game changed. Gordon Cuppock took the monocoque of the M16B, the auto that won the Indy 500 in 1972, and adjusted it to the M19 Formula One auto to make the M23.
McLaren started utilizing the auto as a part of the third race of the 1973 season. Denny Hulme and Peter Revson drove the auto to a third place complete in the constructor’s title. Revson, who had scored two triumphs, one at the British Grand Prix and the second at the Canadian Grand Prix, completed fifth in the title while Hulme completed in 6th position with one race triumph. Revson went to race for Shadow in 1974. Catastrophe struck at the South African Grand Prix in Johannesburg when his suspension bombed in his Shadow DN3 and he was murdered. This was sadly as his sibling had passed on in a crash in Denmark in 1967. Revson was supplanted by Tom Pryce in F1 rivalry, who lost his life three years after the fact at a similar Grand Prix.
McLaren M23 1973 Racing Design Interior Exterior Car