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The McLaren M6GT Built By Tom Kirkham

May 7th 2021

mclaren m6gt

"I'VE BEEN USING SPEEDHUT GAUGES FOR A LONG TIME. I USE THEM WHEN ACCURACY AND DEPENDABILITY ARE VITAL." - TOM KIRKHAM, Cobra Automaker

Built specifically to compete in the lucrative Group 4 GT series against big names like Porsche, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo - the McLaren M6GT racing project had to be shelved due to a change in racing regulations which required a minimum of 50 identical cars complete with engines to compete in the race.

Considered to be the 'wildest road car that never happened' by Road & Track magazine, the creator of the low and extremely fast McLaren, Bruce McLaren, would use it to commute to work and race meetings.

Recently, Tom Kirkham built a replica of the classic '69 McLaren. It's got an Aluminum tub, 400 small-block Chevy engine with a 600 HP Donovan block, a ZF 5-speed transmission - and a dashboard of classic Speedhut gauges.

Taking two years to re-engineer the build, Tom says it'll go over 200mph. "It's the fastest car I have ever driven."

front of mclaren
speedhut gauges in mclaren dashboard
mclaren front
mclaren interior dashboard

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