McLaren MP4-27 and MP4-28 (top)

McLaren MP4-27 and MP4-28 (top)

Comparison of the 2013 McLaren MP4-28 and its predecessor, the MP4-27.

The comparison images will not have been taken from the same angles and so some differences between the cars will appear distorted.

5 comments on McLaren MP4-27 and MP4-28 (top)

  1. Jason (@jmwalley) said on 31st January 2013, 18:16

    are those gigantic exhause troughs in the back there, or unpainted body-work? the shadows are playing tricks with me.

  2. Alex Brown (@splittimes) said on 31st January 2013, 19:36

    @jmwalley I heard someone (probably scarbsF1 on twitter) mention that McLaren don’t normally place their exhausts on launch cars where they’ll appear on test and race cars. The black areas are heat-protective coatings for the bodywork, and the size of them implies that the exhaust could exit anywhere in that area. Its the exhaust equivalent of using a diffuser without vanes, or a 2012 front wing.

  3. DaveD (@daved) said on 1st February 2013, 2:25

    It is hard to compare because the two pictures are clearly not to the same scale on the “top view”. The tires seem MUCH smaller on the MP4-28 which is not realistic. But that would also mean that the car had a longer wheel base and was longer overall which doesn’t make sense as I don’t believe the rules have changed to allow that much variation?
    Anyway, if it really is off scale then the total body size for the MP4-28 would be much larger and punch a bigger whole in the air…in other words more aerodynamic drag. Not sure what to make of this.

    • DaveD (@daved) said on 1st February 2013, 2:30

      Looking at the pictures side by side, I think someone photo shopped them to try to help with the side by side views and didn’t quite keep the proportions right.

Add your comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments must abide by the comment policy. Comments may be moderated.
Want to post off-topic? Head to the forum.
See the FAQ for more information.