10 things you should know about the new McLaren 765 LT


McLaren has unveiled the next 'Longtail' series car in its line-up, the new 765 LT. It's powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 562kW and 800Nm. 

Want to know how serious the 765 LT is It has no air conditioning and sound system to cut weight,  

Here are ten things you should know about the new supercar: 

Power - 765PS or 562kW and 800Nm from twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine enables a 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds; 0-200km/h is dispatched in 7.2 seconds.

McLaren says transmission gearing optimised for throttle response and reckons it's 15% quicker in-gear acceleration than a 720S

It's lighter - reportedly 80kg less than the 720S coupé at 1339kg and 1229kg at the lightest dry weight – more than 50kg below its closest competitor says the supercar carmaker. 

These figures result in a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 457kW-per-tonne at the lightest dry weight. 


Image: McLaren 

Engineers have fitted the 765 LT with a titanium exhaust system, Formula 1-grade transmission materials, thinner glass and motorsport-style polycarbonate glazing to save weight

There's a new LT aerodynamic package, all in carbon fibre: front splitter, front bumper, front floor, side skirts, rear bumper, rear diffuser and more massive 'Longtail' active rear wing. 

Owners will benefit from ultra lightweight-forged alloy wheels, titanium wheel bolts and bespoke Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R circuit-bred tyres. 

When it comes to hauling the 765 LT to a stop, the carbon-ceramic discs, calipers from the McLaren Senna and Formula 1-inspired, integrated caliper cooling ducts combine for a face-twisting experience. 

Have a look at the rear, and you'll find a quad-exit full-titanium exhaust system delivers a searing 'LT soundtrack', as well as a 40% weight-saving over a comparable steel system. 

Inside, there is a motorsport-inspired interior design features carbon fibre racing seats, carbon fibre centre tunnel, exposed carbon fibre floor and lightweight Alcantara throughout. 


Image: McLaren 


Image: McLaren 

Compiled by Sean Parker

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