McLaren has a relatively high track record. While other super sports car manufacturers are content to produce the same basic car for a decade or more, McLaren is always offering new models. Thanks to this rapid progress, we are now getting a long-tail (LT) version of the McLaren 720S.
Here is the Mclaren 765LT.
Like the previous LT cars, the 765LT is longer and lighter than the base car from which it is derived. In this case, however, the additional length actually comes from an extended front splitter, in which the 765LT is 57 millimeters larger than the 720S. McLaren said LT is now a performance step and not necessarily a longer tail.
In terms of weight loss, that sum is 176 pounds thanks to extensive modifications that span the entire car. We’re talking about titanium wheel nuts, a titanium exhaust (with a new 4-pipe design), polycarbonate windows and a disassembled cabin. Of course, a lot of carbon fiber was used to replace heavier materials. The lighter version of the car now only weighs 2,709 pounds dry.
McLaren also modified the 420-liter V-8 biturbo 720S to release additional power. The peak output is now 755 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque over the 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of the 720S. The 7-speed dual clutch transmission also received adjustments for faster acceleration on the go, while the suspension springs (now two smaller springs instead of a larger, heavier double-speed drive) and dampers also received specific settings.
The result of all the modifications is a car that runs at 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and at 124 mph in 7.2 seconds.
The body embraces a unique aerodynamics package with the front splitter, as well as new side skirts, rear diffuser and larger rear spoiler. McLaren also increased track width at the front by 6 mm and lowered the front ride height by 5 mm to further enhance the lower strength and some additional aggression. As a result, the downforce increases 25 percent more than in the 720S.
Braking power was benefited from carbon-ceramic rotors clamped by borrowed McLaren Senna rail cars with Formula 1 cooling channels to prevent the rotors from overheating. As standard, the brakes are based on 10-spoke alloys wrapped with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R.
For the interior, the McLaren has replaced some elements of the dashboard and the center console with lighter carbon fiber units. The automaker also left the carbon fiber floor free and removed items such as air conditioning and acoustic systems, although it could be added again at the buyer’s request. The buyer can also add a cool window behind the seats that offers a view of the V-8 engine. Speaking of the engine: stronger engine mounts mean that more low-frequency noise gets into the cabin.
The price of the 765LT starts at $ 358,000, and each car will be generously equipped with numerous standard options, including the titanium exhaust elements and aerodynamic carbon elements mentioned above. Also standard are a lifting system, forged alloys with titanium studs, a rear view camera, parking sensors and an Alcantara cladding. A Bowers & Wilkins 12 speaker audio system is a free option.
For the 765LT, numerous and probably expensive options are available in McLaren’s MSO customization department. This includes special route packages that add additional items borrowed from the Senna, such as: B. Bucket seats in racing style with carbon fiber covers, more durable brake pads for long distances, a 6-point belt rod and belts and a performance data logger.
Only 765 copies of the 765LT are offered for sale worldwide and the order books are currently open. Given the performance offered, slot machines are unlikely to last.