This Group 7 sports racing car was the 1965 development of the original M1A design. The design of the M1B was evolved the by artist Michael Turner, working with Tyler Alexander and Robin Herd. It had a blunter noise and sharper cut off at the tail. Design work by Robin Herd saw the M1B gaining a 20% stiffer chassis than the M1A, and the M1B was no heavier.
For the first Can-Am series in 1966 it became obvious to team McLaren early in the season that their 5-litre Traco-Oldsmobile were going to be no match for the 6-litre Chevrolet. After the opening races in Canada, Bruce switched from the aluminium engine to the cast iron 5.4-litre Chevrolet which weighed 200lbs more, but gave an extra 100 horsepower.
The works car driven by McLaren and Amon competed in the 1966 Can-Am series powered by the 6-litre Chevrolet V-8 with Hilborn injection.
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