LT1 5.0 litre V8
|| 800 kg
/ 1760 lbs
The McLaren M6 GT project started when Bruce McLaren decided
to enter Le Mans in the late 1960ís. The plan was to take an
M6 Can-Am car and develop a coupe body that would be competitive
in long distance racing. To meet regulations at the time a minimum
of fifty cars had to be completed. However homologation
problems lead to the project being scrapped.
Having always harboured an ambition to build his own road car
McLaren wanted to turn the project into the ultimate road car.
He wanted to build the fastest and quickest accelerating car
in the world that translated their expertise on the race track,
to create the definitive road going sports car.
In early 1970 work began on the GT so he could use it on the
road in an effort to find out what problems would have to be
Together with chief designer Gordon Coppuck, Bruce planned to
refine the prototype, eventually aiming to produce up to 250
cars per year.
In fact only two M6 GTs were ever built, The original prototype
and a second built by Trojan. The original prototype, OBH 500H,
became Bruce's personal transportation, and remained so until
his untimely death at Goodwood on June 2, 1970 when the road
car project died with him.
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