1969 McLaren M6 GT

The M6 GT is a motor car from McLaren, with rear wheel drive, a mid positioned engine and a 2 door coupé body style. The 5.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that produces 370 bhp (375 PS/276 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 502 N·m (370 lb·ft/51.2 kgm) at 4000 rpm. A 5 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels. Maximum stated speed is 266 km/h (165 mph).


McLaren M6 GT -
McLaren M6 GT
Image courtesy of McLaren
McLaren M6 GT -
McLaren M6 GT
Image courtesy of McLaren

Key facts

1969 McLaren M6 GT information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
3937 mm
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5733 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
375 PS / 370 bhp / 276 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
502 Nm / 370 ft.lb / 51.2 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How fast?
266 km/h, 165 mph

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1969 McLaren M6 GT data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2375 mm 93.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1321 mm 52 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1321 mm 52 inches
Length 3937 mm 155 inches
Width 1727 mm 68 inches
Height 1041 mm 41 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.66
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.7 litre
5733 cc
(349.849 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.4 mm
4 × 3.48 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 375 PS (370 bhp) (276 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output 64.5 bhp/litre
1.06 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 502 Nm (370 ft·lb) (51.2 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 87.56 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 11:1
Fuel system 1 Ho carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1100.4 kPa (159.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 716.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 266 km/h (165 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position mid
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID9691
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1969 McLaren M6 GT added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.