The McLaren 765LT is lighter, more powerful and equipped with even more power on the road and on the racetrack. It is the latest in the line of "Longtail" McLaren and the most dynamic and attractive LT model that McLaren Automotive has ever built. The 765LT opens a new chapter in the "longtail" story that began with the McLaren F1 GTR racing car in the 1990s and has been introducing street legal LT models since 2015. The new vehicle raises the characteristics on which every LT is based to a new level: The involvement of the driver, the route-oriented dynamics, the minimized weight, the optimized aerodynamics and the increased performance are enhanced, especially the first two. The LT's promise to be “limited to a few” is also fulfilled, as only 765 individually numbered cars are available for customer orders worldwide.
Weight reduction of 80 kg
Advanced carbon fiber technologies and bespoke carbon fiber LT body panels and aerodynamic properties are the main reason for a weight reduction of 80 kg (DIN) compared to the 720S. Together with an output of 765 hp and a torque of 800 Nm from the 4,0 liter McLaren V8 engine with double turbocharger, a transmission optimized for the best acceleration and LT-specific springs and dampers, this is the basis for the fully penetrating Driving experience that the new 765LT offers. "The 765LT is McLaren Automotive's most accomplished and exciting LT model. Incredible performance and an amazing driving experience - the result of hundreds of detailed engineering measures put into place to create the purest possible connection between driver and vehicle - are the pre-eminent characteristics of an LT designed with single-minded determination to help those who want to Secure one of the 765 available customer orders to offer a comprehensive, impressive driving experience.“Mike Flewitt, CEO, McLaren Automotive.
The highest level of driving experience
The dynamic ability and precision of the 765LT on the road and the racetrack is simply phenomenal, which takes the performance on the racetrack to new heights and makes every road trip a pleasure. Driver satisfaction is guaranteed by an exceptional level of engagement between driver and vehicle. The result of absolute focus on providing unparalleled feedback and connection. The famous McLaren Super Series chassis dynamics have been further optimized in the 765LT to convey “communication and feel” that allows the driver to take full advantage of the car's extreme performance when needed, but also to enjoy it at lower speeds. The steering of the 765LT continues to operate with McLaren's excellent electro-hydraulic assistance, but has been further improved with a faster gear ratio and a stiffer torsion bar for even cleaner driver feedback. Introduced with the 720S, the state-of-the-art, coupled hydraulic Proactive Chassis Control II provides updates to both software and hardware to meet the dynamic demands of the 765LT. In the course of the development of the McLaren Senna and the Speedtail, the algorithms of the chassis system were revised to ensure even greater precision and control.
Compared to the 720S, the front vehicle height is reduced by 5 mm (rear is unchanged) and the front track is 6 mm wider. Changes that work together to improve both grip and balance. The new lightweight main chassis springs have additional "helper" springs to reduce the unsprung mass and maintain tension in the suspension at full rebound. Using two springs compared to a larger spring with two spring constants saves weight. The rolling resistance is increased, which further improves vehicle stability. "The 765LT is faster, lighter and more powerful than any previous vehicle with LT certification and offers an almost telepathic driving experience. The connection through the seat and the feedback from the steering wheel is incredible, allowing a customer to take full advantage of every aspect of the 'longtail' capabilities or just enjoy every ride. This car is the essence of an LT.“Andreas Bareis, Vehicle Line Director - Super Series, McLaren Automotive.
The aerodynamic performance of the 765LT is key to the car's capabilities on the track, but it also affects driving behavior at higher speeds on the road. The extended front splitter and the extended active rear wing, in conjunction with the carbon fiber base, the unique door leaves and the extended rear diffuser, ensure an aerodynamic downforce that is 25% higher than that of a 720S, which adds another dimension to the already excellent aerodynamic performance , (Article goes over several pages - page selection below)