Supercar maker McLaren has revealed the new 765LT, which the brand claims is the most dynamically advanced and engaging LT model yet.
The latest model in the longtail series is billed as a track-focused supercar with production capped at 765 units which will be individually numbered.
Power comes from a mid-mounted 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 563kW at 7500rpm and 800Nm at 5500rpm. It’s matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which McLaren claims delivers 15 per cent quicker in-gear acceleration than the 720S.
In terms of performance, McLaren quotes a 0-100km/h sprint time of 2.8 seconds, and a 0-200km/h in 7.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 330km/h.
The 765LT weighs in at 1339kg (80kg less than 720S coupe) thanks to the use of lightweight materials throughout with advanced carbon-fibre technologies for body components
Specific weight-saving measures include a titanium exhaust system, Formula 1-grade transmission materials, thinner glass and motorsport-style polycarbonate glazing.
The car comes standard with the LT aerodynamic package which includes a carbon-fibre front splitter, front bumper, front floor, side skirts, rear bumper, rear diffuser and the active rear wing.
Standard kit also includes bespoke LT springs and dampers, a unique software programme for the Proactive Chassis Control II suspension, mixed 19-inch front and 20-inch rear forged alloy wheels wrapped in bespoke Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R circuit-bred tyres.
Stopping power comes from carbon-ceramic discs with calipers from the McLaren Senna. The Formula 1-inspired set-up features integrated caliper cooling ducts for improved pedal feel.
Along with saving weight, McLaren says the quad-exit full-titanium exhaust system delivers a “searing LT soundtrack.”
The interior adopts a motorsport-inspired design with carbon-fibre racing seats, carbon-fibre centre tunnel, exposed carbon-fibre floor and Alcantara trim.
Air-conditioning and an audio system are deleted to minimise weight but can be specified at no additional cost. Buyers can also option a double-glazed panel integrated within the carbon-fibre rear upper structure to showcase the V8 engine
McLaren’s Australian arm is yet to confirm local availability and pricing,
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