The McLaren M14A is a Formula One racing car built and raced by McLaren in the 1970 World Championship and the 1971 World Championship.
The M14A was an evolution of the previous M7A and M7C, with the primary change being the rear brakes were mounted inboard instead of outboard. As with the M7, the M14A was powered by a Cosworth DFV V8 and a Hewland 5-speed manual gearbox.
The 1970 Formula 1 season started out with two second places, a fourth, and three retirements for Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme. Bruce McLaren was killed on 2 June 1970 at the Goodwood Circuit while testing the new M8D Can-Am car. McLaren withdrew their entries to the Belgian Grand Prix, which was run five days after the fatal accident. Hulme had also been injured the month before in a methanol fire while practising for the Indianapolis 500.
McLaren resumed racing at the Dutch Grand Prix, with Dan Gurney and Peter Gethin driving. Hulme came back for the next race in France, replacing Gethin. Gurney ran one more race, then was replaced by Gethin for the rest of the season. Hulme was able to score three third places, but McLaren finished fifth in the 1970 Constructor's Championship.
Peter Gethin started the 1971 season driving a 14A, while Denny Hulme raced the only 19A that had been built at that point. Following two retirements and an eighth place at the Spanish Grand Prix, Gethin was also given a 19A to race. The 14A was brought out of retirement for Jackie Oliver to race, who finished with a retirement, a ninth, and a seventh place to cap off the career of the McLaren 14A.
The McLaren M14A is a Class C car, with a starting rank of 981, a hidden MAX rank of 1351, and a PRO rank of 1550. It receives a Tuning Kit bonus of +65 points and is unique in that it has 10 Pro Kit levels instead of the usual five, making up for the five missing MAX Upgrade levels. The M14A competes primarily with the Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV), Ferrari F40, Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013, ED Design Torq, and Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7, but can also compete with low Class A cars and mid-high Class B cars.
It is fairly good at MP, because of its high acceleration and high nitro duration. Also, the pro kits needed to upgrade it don't add many points, normally only 20, but can add up to 7 MPH on top speed and nitro.
The McLaren M14A is unlockable through its own Championship. If it can't be obtained through its Championship, it can instead be purchased for 3,500. Fully upgrading it costs 651,300.
Following its debut in the Championship, the McLaren M14A will be made available for the aforementioned price from January 20, 2017 to January 23, 2017 in conjunction with an owners-only event on January 21.
The M14A was made available again from March 24, 2017 to March 27, 2017.
As of the Car Blueprints Update, it is available for 12 Rare McLaren M14A BP cards.
- Main article: Championship/McLaren M14A
The McLaren M14A Championship was held as the first Championship event on December 14, 2016, later followed by the Arash AF10's Research & Development event. The following 8 Tours must be completed in 8 days once the Championship is started: Azure Coast, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, French Guiana, Iceland, Tokyo, Nevada, and Azure Coast.
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