Supercars have always been a big wet dream for speed and luxury car enthusiasts but McLaren is pushing the envelope with its upcoming lineup of 765LT, which the company claims can go from zero to 124 mph in just 7 seconds.
Call us crazy, but that’s kind of insane as the McLaren 765LT is one of the most extreme cars the company is revealing for its next lineup, and second to only the extremely rare and expensive Senna and Elva models.
One would say, the McLaren 765LT is essentially a 720s but turned up to extreme volume. To break these limits, it means that the new beast holds a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which is capable of gushing out 755 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.
Apart from the new design aesthetics, the McLaren 765LT comes with a host of chassis and cosmetic upgrades that improve its on-track performance even further giving it the edge it needs to push the limits beyond.
As McLaren prepares to deliver its first 765LTs to customers, it released a handful of wild performance claims. The highlights include a 0-60 time of 2.7 seconds, 0-124 time of 7.0 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of just 9.9 seconds.
Truthfully speaking, those are insane specs and if the 765Lts models are going to be pushing such performance, then we are in some trouble. Someone is definitely going to fly off the track given the fact that a normal 720S can do 0-60 in 2.7 seconds.
We still feel McLaren could be keeping some crunchy details from us, and being conservative about what the car can actually do once put on the track since its top speed is 205 mph – a bit lower than 212 mph of the 720S, which could be due to shorter gearing or more drag from the aero design.
None the less, all we can do is wait and there is no need to complain about the 765LT having less top speed than 720S, since what’s already there is enough to drive you crazy.
McLaren says the 765LT is ‘radically lightened and lower and uses innovative aerodynamics
According to the supercar maker, “the 765LT is based on the incredible 720S, the latest LT has everything in its favour. A flying start. And it delivers on every level. Radically lightened and lower, the 765LT uses innovative aerodynamics to create 25% more downforce than the 720S.”
The company also says the car is lighter and faster due to the MonoCage II – an immensely strong, stiff, ultra-light chassis which is good for weight saving coupled with its new carbon fibre body panels, motorsport-inspired polycarbonate glazing, a unique and dramatic titanium exhaust system, light dual-spring suspension.
These detailed improvements make the car weigh 80kg less than the immensely lean 720S. When one heads to the McLaren website, you are given an option to customize and configure your own 765LT to your liking. The company also has a crazy looking MSO 110 design for those with a guilty pleasure for looks, and according to the car maker, it took them 390 hours to paint.
Production of the new McLaren 765LT begun ahead of deliveries commencing at the end of September, and it turns out the latest long tail supercar is even quicker than initially thought. The 765LT starts at $358,000 before destination and other charges, and the production run for 2020 is already sold out.
Total production will only be 765 units, and McLaren says that it already has more interested customers for 2021 than cars actually available. So, if you want one, you better be ready to bribe your car dealership.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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