McLaren has revealed that the new Longtail clocked a sub-ten-second quarter-mile.
Just when we think McLaren reached the pinnacle of performance with the 720S, the automaker from Woking proves that it still has further to climb. The 2021 McLaren 765LT arrives as the company's latest hardcore Longtail model, basically, a more extreme version of the 720S we already know and love. McLaren plans to build just 765 numbered examples of the car for the 2020 production run, and all of those cars are already spoken for.
A production run is also planned for 2021, but the number of interested customers already exceeds the number of cars that McLaren plans to build. So if you want one, your best bet is to wait for the upcoming 765LT Spider. McLaren just released the mind-boggling performance specs for the 765LT, and it's easy to see why the car sold out so quickly.
McLaren posted some estimated performance figures during the 765LT's reveal, but it turns out that those numbers were pretty conservative. The car will hit 62 mph in around 2.7 seconds and go on to reach 124 mph in just seven seconds flat, which is a 0.2 second improvement over the initial estimate. As for all those drag race videos you'll likely see with the 765LT when it reaches customer hands, it should be ahead of nearly all other supercars, completing the quarter-mile sprint in just 9.9 seconds.
Production of the 765LT has already begun at the McLaren Production Center in Woking, UK, with deliveries starting at the end of September. The first examples feature exclusive touches from McLaren Special Operations, pictured here. One car features a combination of MSO Bespoke Tarmac Black and Tokyo Cyan paint with Visual Carbon Fiber components, showing the purity of the weave. McLaren says the exposed carbon is also available in a number of tint colors.
The second MSO car is called the Strata theme, which features a graphical 'art in motion' paint scheme styled after a city skyline. An orange base paint is blended with Memphis Red and Cherry black while the brake calipers use a combination of Volcano Red in the front and Azores Orange in the rear. More bespoke MSO combinations are sure to follow.