As if the 720S wasn’t impressive enough, McLaren has unveiled the new 765LT. Another ‘Longtail’ McLaren, the 765LT generates 755 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque from its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, it’s enough to see off 0-60 mph in only 2.7 seconds, while 0-124 mph is done and dusted in an equally eye-widening 7.2 seconds. Like all other Longtail McLarens, weight-saving is the name of the game and the 765LT is 176 pounds lighter than the 720S coupe. Those savings can be attributed in part to the titanium exhaust system, polycarbonate glazing, and thinner glass. In-gear acceleration is said to be improved by 15 percent over the 720S.
Bespoke carbon fiber body panels also find their way into the 765LT. The car features an active rear wing, while both the air conditioning and audio systems have been removed to reduce unwanted weight, although both of these features can be specified at no additional cost. Not only is the titanium exhaust system 40 percent lighter, but it emphasizes the soundtrack from the V8 engine as it hurtles towards a top speed of 205 mph. LT-specific dampers, springs, and a lowered ride height are further enhancements.
Inside, the 765LT features carbon-fiber racing seats and lightweight Alcantara trim throughout. Not only does it look the part, but every aspect of the 765LT has been revised to improve the driving experience, blurring the lines between street-legal and full-on racing cars. As its name dictates, just 765 models will be produced. Deliveries are slated to begin in September and, although pricing hasn’t been confirmed, we’d bet on the 765LT costing in the region of $350,000 - that would make it similarly priced to the Ferrari 488 Pista.
4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8 Gas