At McLaren, we do not fear the unknown. We do not fear the challenge. The new McLaren 765LT has a legend to live up to: Longtail. Every car that’s carried this name has been unique. Extreme and utterly focused around the driver. All about maximum engagement. Searing performance. Sensational handling. Being based on the incredible 720S, the latest LT has everything in its favour. A flying start. And it delivers on every level. Radically lightened and lower, the 765LT uses innovative aerodynamics to create 25% more downforce than the 720S.
Uncompromising. Singular. Focused. shaped by the pursuit of driving purity. The 765LT. Taking the perfectly formed 720S closer to the edge. With a powerful presence and aggressive design language that deliver incredible performance. Less weight. More downforce. Aerodynamic innovation. Bespoke carbon fibre body panels shape an iconic elongated profile. Suspension is lowered. And the front track is wider. The message is clear: nothing gets in the way of dynamic ability. Everything is here for a reason. Inside the 765LT, the unblinking sense of purpose and minimal clarity continue. There’s lightweight Alcantara®. And the seats used in the awe-inspiring McLaren P1™. Sculpted carbon fibre is everywhere. The Longtail story continues.
Persuit Of Lightweight
Lighter is faster. And it begins with MonoCage II. An immensely strong, stiff, ultra-light chassis at the heart of each McLaren super car. It’s a perfect base for radical weight saving. New carbon fibre body panels, motorsport-inspired polycarbonate glazing, a unique and dramatic titanium exhaust system, light dual-spring suspension… Longtail DNA is woven into everything. The result is a car that weighs 80kg less than the immensely lean 720S. Settle into the lightweight seats within the sculpted, ultra-functional cabin and you’re surrounded by more innovative, engineered lightness. The carbon fibre centre tunnel is bespoke. Anything not connected to driver focus is gone. So there’s no air conditioning. Or carpeting. Or audio system. Less is more never felt so real and vivid. The 765LT can be specified to just 1,229kg in dry form. And has a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 622PS per tonne. Numbers that must be experienced to be appreciated.
765PS. Enough power to change the game. To make history. Because the 765LT is the most powerful LT model ever. It raises the bar. And rewrites the rules. The McLaren -designed 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 produces 45PS more than the mighty 720S. A number that sounds far less shocking than it feels. But in a 1,339kg car with such singular, obsessive purpose you quickly leave the numbers behind. Nothing prepares you for the feeling. Intoxicating, focused power. Delivered with emphatic, savage precision. Deep reserves of torque help to make the 765LT tractable, flexible, ultimately usable. 800Nm from 5,500rpm to be precise. But this is about much more than numbers.
Shared DNA. It makes every McLaren special. Unmistakable. The volcanic engine at the heart of the 765LT is living, breathing proof. It’s fundamentally the same world-beating powerhouse you’ll find in the 720S. Enhanced with LT engineering… The result is a howling, thrilling 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 that redefines performance and responsiveness on road or track. A design we have made our own. And a design we have tirelessly honed to take LT to the next level. That means introducing a triple-layer head gasket from the McLaren Senna, plus uprating the high-flow fuel and oil systems. While the optimised gear ratios, with a unique final drive built from Formula 1 derived materials, take acceleration to a new apex.
The McLaren 765LT hits 100km/h (62mph) in a scarcely believable 2.8 seconds. Its maximum speed is 330km/h (205mph). But unmatched stopping power and brake feel are vital for using and savouring this extreme performance. So brakes with cutting edge credentials are specified. In the shape of latest-generation carbon ceramic discs, combined with McLaren Senna brake calipers. Their sheer strength and pedal feel inspire full confidence. At the ragged edge. For the absolute last word, there is an Optional Track Brake Upgrade that includes racing-derived discs and pads created for the McLaren Senna. Their engineering is so precise, they take seven months to cure.
With many conventional interior features and fittings stripped out, here is a cabin that offers a different welcome. The promise of heart racing excitement. Dedicated track focus. Life at the extremes. The addictive feel can be maximised with the optional double-glazed panel, set within a carbon fibre frame as part of the rear structure. It reveals, in all its glory, the twin-turbocharged V8 engine that lives just over the driver’s shoulder. Its howling soundtrack is ever present. Maximising its visual presence is the next step. Towards an all-encompassing LT experience.