Sadly, there's now one less 765LT in the world.
The track-focused McLaren 765LT is an absolute monster. Based on the already capable 720S, its 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 has been uprated to generate 755 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque (up by 45 hp and 22 lb-ft compared to the 720S). It's also 176 pounds lighter than the 720S thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber. Production of the McLaren 765LT is limited to just 765 units, but sadly there's now one less example in the world.
While parked at a gas station in Upper Gwynedd Township near Philadelphia, a McLaren 765LT burst into flames and was completely destroyed in the inferno.
Footage captured from a passerby shows the 765LT engulfed in flames at the gas station as police and firefighters rush to the scene. Warning: it's distressing to watch. The blaze was so intense that it took two hours for firefighters to put it out. Sadly, the 765LT couldn't be saved and was reduced to a melted mess. It's destroyed beyond recognition, although the 765LT is easy to identify thanks to its centrally-mounted quad exhaust system.
According to North Penn Now, the unfortunate owner had only recently acquired the 765LT and had driven it just 100 miles.
The video description also claims the owner had bought the 765LT three days ago before it was toasted. It isn't known what caused the fire, but it's possible the driver accidentally spilled fuel on the exhaust while refueling. Considering that the McLaren 765LT has a sticker price of $299,000, we're hoping it was insured.
This isn't the first time a McLaren has been destroyed in a fire, either. Back in 2018, a McLaren Senna owned by YouTuber Salomondrin went up in flames and was destroyed by a fire that erupted in the engine bay.