Limited to a production run of just 765 units, the McLaren 765LT becomes the fifth member of the Long Tail roster, joining the 675LT, 675LT Spider, 600LT and 600LT Spider. Once those sell out, buyers will have to look forward to the (most probable) release of the Spider version which will follow shortly thereafter.
While some could argue that more choices (as far as LTs are concerned) means that choosing McLaren’s best car is now just a matter of taste as opposed to the price tag – in the same way some would prefer a Cayman GT4 over a 911 GT3 – it is hard to refute the claim that the 765LT will be McLaren’s most impressive car to date. Why? Because it’s the latest, most powerful and most advanced LT to date.
The McLaren 765LT features a re-tuned version of the mid-mounted 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 featured in the 720S. This adds about 45 horsepower and 22 lb-ft of torque for the 765LT’s arsenal, allowing it to output a total of 755 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission with revised gear ratios, which translates to a 15 percent improvement with regards to in-gear acceleration. A sprint to 0-60 mph in a mind-boggling 2.7 seconds is made possible by these figures. Subsequently, 0-124 mph takes only 7.2 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 205 mph.
Let’s watch as Chris Harris from Top Gear sets out to test a McLaren 765LT to its limits on a race track and then line it up against a Aston Martin V8 Vantage F1 Edition and the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm in a drag race!