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Price for the 2021 McLaren 765LT is around $ 360,000 before the road cost, and there’s no guarantee you can get your hands on one.
According to McLaren, production is “fully assigned” but calls are still being received from customers who want a car. Though not confirmed, a drop-top version of the 765LT is likely to follow the coupe.
The 765LT is the most powerful member of the longtail family and has a medium-sized 4.0 liter V8 engine with two turbochargers, a flat crankshaft and dry sump lubrication.
It generates an output of 562 kW at 7500 rpm and a torque of 800 Nm at 5500 rpm and is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. That’s 32 kW and 30 Nm more than the 720S, with changes like forged aluminum pistons and a three-layer head gasket shared with the McLaren Senna.
Thanks to its low weight – 1339 kg or 80 kg lighter than the 720S – the 765LT can sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds and the sprint from 0 to 200 km / h in 7.0 seconds. The top speed is 330 km / h.
As expected from a longtail, McLaren has taken numerous measures to reduce weight – after all, you can’t spell “lightweight” without “LT”. Changes include thinner glass, a titanium exhaust system that is 40 percent lighter than a traditional steel system, and carbon fiber exterior components.
In fact, the 765LT is purged from carbon fiber, with the front manifold and bumper made from the material, as well as the rear bumper and diffuser.
Even the front license plate holder is made of carbon fiber, while the aluminum hood, fenders and doors are optionally available in lightweight material. There’s even an exposed carbon fiber floor.
The air conditioning and the stereo system were deleted for weight reasons. However, you can add them back at no additional cost.
The front seats made in Alcantara also have a carbon fiber shell and are together 18 kg lighter than those of the 720S. Even lighter carbon fiber seats are optional and have been borrowed from Senna.
Numerous performance improvements were made during the 720S to create the 765LT. These include LT-specific dampers and lighter suspension springs, an electro-hydraulic steering with a faster gear ratio and a stiffer torsion bar.
The front ride height has been lowered by 5 mm, while the front track is 6 mm wider. The 765LT also has a 48mm longer nose.
Acceleration in the aisle is 15 percent faster than the 720S, while aerodynamic downforce is 25 percent higher thanks to the new carbon fiber front splitter and active rear wing.
While the 765LT is standard, McLaren offers a number of options. This includes a sound system with four speakers as well as a more expensive Bowers & Wilkins sound system as well as a surround view camera, a track telemetry system and an MSO Defined roof shovel for additional cooling of the drive train.
The 765LT is backed by McLaren’s Extended Warranty, which you can purchase within 12 or 24 months until the vehicle is 10 years old to extend your total coverage up to 12 years.