1980 Ford Mustang M81 McLaren, 1981 MY

The Mustang M81 McLaren is a rear wheel drive coupé motor car with a front placed engine, manufactured by Ford. The 2.3 litre engine is a turbocharged, overhead valve, 4 cylinder unit that develops 130 bhp (132 PS/97 kW) of power at 5400 rpm, and maximum torque of 196 N·m (145 lb·ft/20 kgm) at 3000 rpm. A 4 speed manual transmission delivers the power to the wheels. It weighs a stated 1171 kg at the kerb. Its maximum speed claimed is 153 km/h or 95 mph.

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Ford Mustang M81 McLaren -
Ford Mustang M81 McLaren
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Key facts

1980 Ford Mustang M81 McLaren, 1981 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4549 mm
How heavy?
1171 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2302 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
132 PS / 130 bhp / 97 kW @ 5400 rpm
How much torque?
196 Nm / 145 ft.lb / 20 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.76 s
How fast?
153 km/h, 95 mph

Ford Mustang models

Ford Mustang Cobra -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 4942 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW 1463 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2302 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
3 door fastback FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
3 door fastback FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
3 door fastback FR 5M 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW 1280 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW 1250 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW
3 door fastback FR 4A 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW 1340 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
3 door fastback FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
3 door fastback FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fastback FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fastback FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2301 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fastback FR 5M 2301 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fastback FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fastback FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 2301 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fastback FR 4A 2301 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW

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1980 Ford Mustang M81 McLaren data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2550 mm 100.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1514 mm 59.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1524 mm 60 inches
Length 4549 mm 179.1 inches
Width 1854 mm 73 inches
Height 1270 mm 50 inches
Ground clearance 114 mm 4.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1171 kg 2582 lb
Weight distribution 56.8 % front
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.3 litre
2302 cc
(140.477 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96 × 79.5 mm
3.78 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
132 PS (130 bhp) (97 kW)
at 5400 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
56.5 bhp/litre
0.93 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
196 Nm (145 ft·lb) (20 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
85.14 Nm/litre
1.03 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1069.9 kPa (155.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 575.5 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor
Intercooler
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 7 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.76 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.37 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 153 km/h (95 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 112.56 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
82.78 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
111.02 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.08 kg/kW
20.18 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.750
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 8 x 15
Wheel size rear 8 x 15
Tyres front 255/55 R 15
Tyres rear 255/55 R 15
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 269 mm
Rear brake diameter 229 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID135619
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 Ford Mustang M81 McLaren added 2005-12-03.
Last modified 2013-02-28.