McLaren has always been coming with a lot of crazy supercars and already has a couple of LT’s. Like all other LT’s, the 765LT is both longer and lighter than the base car from which it is derived.
LT stands for Longtail, a name inaugurated in the 1990s by the track-only F1 GTR. McLaren redesigned the front splitter, the front bumper, the side skirts, the rear bumper, and the rear diffuser, but the 765LT’s most impressive party trick is its hydraulically-operated rear wing. It’s bigger than the one fitted to the 720S and it’s positioned a little bit higher even when it’s resting. The spoiler fully deploys when the driver smashes the brake pedal.
The 765LT uses McLaren’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes 755 horsepower (563 kilowatts and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque in this application. The power runs through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with tweaks that make shifts 15-percent faster than a 720S. McLaren claims the 765LT can hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 2.7 seconds, 62 mph (100 kph) in 2.8 seconds, and 124 mph (200 kph) in 7.2 seconds.
Inside, a 765LT occupant sees carbon fiber wherever he or she looks. The lightweight material makes up the seats, center tunnel, and even exposed parts of the floor. There is some Alcantara upholstery, too. As standard, the model lacks air conditioning and an audio system, but a customer can specify them as no-cost options. The lightweight seats from the Senna are also an option.
Numerous options are available for the 765LT from McLaren’s MSO customization department. These include special track packs that add additional goodies borrowed from the Senna like racing-style bucket seats with carbon fiber shells, more durable brake pads for long track sessions, a harness bar and 6-point harnesses, and a performance data recorder.
Just 765 examples of the 765LT will be built for worldwide sale and order books are currently open. Given the performance on offer, build slots probably won’t last.