Could it be the 750LT?
McLaren has quickly become a major force within the exclusive world of supercars and hypercars. In just a relatively short period of time, it has launched many impressive machines, beginning with the 12C (previously MP4-12C) to the Speedtail. Everything in between, particularly the 720S, has certainly caught the attention of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche. McLaren is officially a force to be reckoned with, and the battle is about to become fiercer. How so? With additional LT models.
Last March at Geneva, McLaren strongly hinted plans to launch a new performance sub-brand. If this does become a reality, don’t be surprised if it’s called LT, short for ‘Longtail.’
Those familiar with McLaren history know the LT moniker began with the F1 GTR LT years ago. That Le Mans winner is considered to be the purest competition variant F1 ever made. The LT name was revived in 2015 with the 675LT and more recently with the 600LT. Therefore, wouldn’t it make sense to see a 750LT? Indeed. This newly posted Nurburgring video from YouTuber Automotive Mike shows what appears to be a McLaren 720S, but there’s more going on here than you probably expect.
For starters, notice the new front splitter, upgraded Pirelli Trofeo R tires, its matte black finish, and – perhaps most importantly – the lengthened rear flap spoiler. Chances are, this is an advanced 750LT prototype. Like the 720S, expect the 750LT to come powered by the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, though output will surely exceed the "base” car’s 710 horsepower. Figure at least around 740 hp.
Also like the previous LT supercars, the 750LT is expected to shed some weight. Figure around 220 pounds or so will be removed thanks to more lightweight carbon fiber components. The goal is to surpass the 720S’s performance times. If you thought the 720S’s 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds was impressive then just wait. Some additional modifications should include a firmer suspension with track-like tuning.
No official launch date has been confirmed just yet, but we anticipate it will happen this March at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.