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1972 M20 McLaren, Can-Am Racing

Championship results:

2nd - Denny Hulme

6th - Peter Revson

Although a clear step up from the M8F in terms of performance, the McLaren M20 found itself competing in what had become Can-Am’s turbo era with a naturally aspirated engine. The M20’s Chevrolet V8 developed a mighty 750bhp but it was outgunned by the opposition, and although it was often capable of staying with the pace over a single lap, it struggled over the race distances. Denny Hulme took first at Mosport Park, and he and Peter Revson managed a one-two at Watkins Glen. But that was to be the final victory by a works McLaren Can-Am car, the team concentrating on other racing activities. One of the greatest periods of dominance in the history of motorsport had come to an end but the success in Formula 1 and the Indy 500 would soon follow for the McLaren team.

Sold at Mecum Auction Monterey-2014

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