Surprise - There’s More Life In The McLaren 765LT Than We All Thought
The McLaren 765LT is quicker than previously claimed!by Ciprian Florea, on LISTEN 03:03
The McLaren 765LT, the track-focused version of the 720S, was unveiled in early March 2020, a couple of weeks before the world went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Come September, and the 765LT is finally going into production, with the first hand-built examples to be delivered by the end of the month. And McLaren’s announcement comes with good news for its customers: the 765LT is a bit quicker than previously claimed.
The McLaren 765LT is impressively quick
Powered by a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine rated at 755 horsepower, the McLaren 765LT hits 60 mph from a standing start in 2.7 seconds.
This figure didn’t change, but McLaren says that the sprint to 124 mph is quicker than previously estimated. The 765LT will get to this speed in seven seconds flat, two tenths quicker than the initial claim. It might not sound like a lot, but in the world of supercars, this is a big improvement. Running the quarter-mile takes 9.9 seconds, while top speed is rated at an equally impressive 205 mph.
McLaren showcases new MSO-customized models
McLaren’s brief announcement comes with new photos of the 765LT, this time around showing off two "themes" designed by MSO for McLare customers. The first one is called Strata, and it features a black exterior with a livery that starts off as Cherry Black in the front, becomes Memphis red in the center, and then transforms into Azores Orange toward the rear. The three-color design carries over into the cabin too.
The second bespoke model is called Geohex and features Tarmac Black and Tokyo Cyan paints inspired by a 3D honeycomb. McLaren has yet to release photos of this car, but did showcase a third model featuring the MSO Bespoke Carbon Fiber Body treatment with shows off the carbon skin of the car. It boasts a glossy transparent finish, but McLaren says it can tint the carbon-fiber in various colors.
The McLaren 765LT is already sold out
Set to be produced in 765, individually-numbered units, the McLaren 765LT is already sold out.
According to McLaren, "expressions of interest for 2021 now exceed the total number of cars available," which means that McLaren could build a second batch next year. There’s no official confirmation, but McLaren could roll out a special-edition version of this supercar or a brand-new variant altogether. The McLaren 765LT was priced from $358,000 before options.
|Engine configuration||M840T engine, 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, 3994cc|
|Drivetrain layout||Longitudinal mid-engined, RWD|
|Power PS (bhp/kW) @ rpm||765 (755/563) @ 7,500rpm|
|Torque Nm (lb ft) @ rpm||800 (590) @ 5,500rpm|
|Transmission||7 Speed SSG. Comfort, Sport and Track modes|
|Chassis||Carbon fibre MonoCage II monocoque, with aluminium front and rear crash structures|
|Suspension||Independent adaptive dampers, dual aluminium wishbones, Proactive Chassis Control II (PCC II). Comfort, Sport and Track modes|
|Brakes||Carbon Ceramic Discs (F: 390mm R: 380mm) with forged aluminium brake calipers (6-piston front Monobloc; 4-piston rear)|
|0 -97km/h (0-60mph)||2.7 seconds|
|0-100km/h (0-62mph)||2.8 seconds|
|0-200km/h (0-124mph)||7.2 seconds|
|0-400m / ¼ mile||<10 seconds*|
|Maximum Speed||330km/h (205mph)|
|200 – 0km/h (124mph – 0) braking||<110m*|
|100 – 0km/h (62mph – 0) braking||29.5 m|