Press - Apr 2020

Mclaren 765LT: The latest in the Longtail Evolution

The Longtail developments made by Mclaren and inhouse specialists MSO speak for themselves. Examples clear, with the sheer understanding of track-focused unrelent. This time with the supercar Brutus that is the Mclaren 720S as a base.

A tuned version of the same 4.0Litre V8 Twin-turbo from the 720S, enhanced with the strengthened internals from the Senna, produces 563kW’s and 800Nm to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Like with any LT version the track-focused nature creates the need for extensive carbon fibre redesign to the aerodynamics. Larger front air venting, larger front spoiler, active rear wing. The 1339Kg Curb weight and incredible power propel the 765LT from 0-100 in 2.7 Seconds and on the lower 330Km/h in the high drag configuration.

The revised dynamics make for a 6mm addition to the track and a 5mm reduction in the ride height, through significantly updated suspension revisions to the Proactive Chassis Control systems. The Carbon Ceramic Brakes are lifted from the Senna once again and can be Speced with a more forgiving road bias compound.

Internally the 720S on which the LT is based shares its interior is identical with a lesser finesse and focus on refinement given the weight reduction subtractions for sound insulation, carpets, and the no-cost option for the radio and aircon delete.

Mclaren 675LT In South Africa

The English carmaker will only make 675 of this version of the LT Coupe for 2021 with a likely Spyder to follow afterwards. It’s still too early to tell if there will be a South African allocation, but LHD USA sales are scheduled for a September release. With other focused supercars like Ferraris F8 Tributo with its 530kW matching nicely the next generation of halo mid-engined on the way, the 765LT should have most shaking in there 20-inch boots.

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