McLaren M8: 8.8L V8, 900hp

Thirdgen89GTA

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So the Fall guy thread got me looking at those Old TV shows, and then specifically the "Coyote" hero car in Hardcastle & McCormack.

So, the Coyote hero car was based on a Manta GT, which itself is a Kit-Car designed to look like the old Can-Am cars.

The Coyote


The Manta GT it was based on:



And what the Manta was made to imitate. The REAL thing. The 8.8L 900hp naturally aspirated McLaren M8 Can-Am car.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrSDAnnMLi4

Just listen to this thing fire up @ 35 seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKOki34YkK4

And on track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeWJwGmx4Cw&t=111s
 

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If you guys ever get the opportunity, head up to Road America for the Brian Redman weekend. There's a Can-Am group, and it's the greatest thing ever. Ferrari's, McLaren's, UOP's. Ridiculous big blocks galore roaring around the course. There's almost nothing better.

HIGHLY recommended. I've got tons of pictures from previous years.
 

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Lots of McLaren CanAm cars at Road America every summer. Like this...


 

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Or this one that wound up in a ditch during the parade lap in to town.

 

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I can't believe I linked pictures from Photobucket and actually thought it would work. You can see those? Musta been tired last night.
 

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