Performance figures for new McLaren 765LT confirmed as customer car production commences to meet sold-out 2020 order-bank

23 Sep 2020

  • Production of customer-ordered 765LT commences at McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, UK
  • The most powerful and engaging McLaren LT yet is confirmed as exceeding key performance targets, including 0-124mph acceleration achieved in just 7.0 seconds
  • 2020 production run sold-out and expressions of interest for 2021 now exceed total number of cars available
  • Only 765 individually-numbered examples of 765LT produced to customer order

The first customer-ordered examples of the new McLaren 765LT are now being hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, UK. Deliveries of the new McLaren ‘Longtail’ – the most extreme McLaren Super Series model to date – will begin at the end of this month.

Just 765 individually-numbered cars will be offered globally to customer order with 2020 production fully allocated and expressions of interest far exceeding total production.

The McLaren 765LT incorporates all the renowned McLaren LT attributes, including driver engagement, minimized weight, track-focused dynamics, optimized aerodynamics and increased power. A comprehensive engineering program of weight reduction has resulted in the superlight 765LT tipping the scales at 176lbs* lighter than the already class-leading 720S. The 765LT’s bespoke aerodynamics features carbon fibre panels manufactured for the first time at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield area, plus a ‘Longtail’ active rear wing.

The combination of the light weight (2,709lbs at minimum dry weight) and the extreme power and torque of the 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 McLaren engine – 755bhp and 590lb ft respectively – underpins the incredible acceleration of the 765LT. As well as the expected sub-three second 0-60mph, the new LT is capable of reaching 124mph from standstill in just 7.0 seconds – 0.2 seconds ahead of target. Standing quarter-mile acceleration is similarly impressive at 9.9 seconds – again, better than expectations.

The first examples of cars specified by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) are being shared with customers. Operating to its established principle of always pushing the art of the possible, MSO have created a number of innovative and complex paint techniques which showcase a whole new level of personalization possibilities. 

The Strata theme unveils a unique, graphical ‘art in motion’ paint scheme, inspired by a city skyline and realized in a three-color design requiring 390 hours of hand painting and finishing. Strata’s Azores orange base color is fused with Memphis Red and Cherry black, the two overlay colors running through the paint scheme in opposite directions to meet and blend on the panels of the 765LT’s dihedral doors. The unique paint scheme is further enhanced by a cohesive design language across the entirety of the car, both inside and out. The brake calipers form part of the color blend, the front calipers being Volcano Red and the rears Azores Orange, while the interior boasts a host of color-coded features from the MSO Bespoke range, including orange seat perforation and a push-to-drink system in Memphis Red.

A second theme based around a 3D honeycomb theme, called ‘GEOHEX’, features a striking combination of MSO Bespoke Tarmac Black and Tokyo Cyan paintwork with Visual Carbon Fibre components from the MSO Defined range along with a number of matching interior details. One of the most captivating projects yet is a car with a full Visual Carbon Fibre (VCF) body, a demonstration model of which has already been produced in response to customer enquiries. The demonstration model has been built in Clear Gloss Carbon Fibre to demonstrate the purity and intricacy within the weave alignment. The 765LT MSO Bespoke Carbon Fibre Body is available in a number of bespoke tints which can vary in complexity depending on the intended design.


Further Information about the new 765LT is available online at https://cars.mclaren.com/en/super-series/765lt or from a McLaren retailer.  

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McLaren 765LT technical specification

Engine configuration

M840T engine, 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, 3994cc

Drivetrain layout

Longitudinal mid-engined, RWD

Power bhp/kW @ rpm

755/563 @ 7,500rpm

Torque lb ft @ rpm

590 @ 5,500rpm

Transmission

7 Speed SSG. Comfort, Sport and Track modes

Steering

Electro-hydraulic; power-assisted

Chassis

Carbon fibre MonoCage II monocoque, with aluminum front and rear crash structures

Suspension

Independent adaptive dampers, dual aluminum wishbones, Proactive Chassis Control II (PCC II). Comfort, Sport and Track modes

Brakes

Carbon Ceramic Discs (F: 390mm R: 380mm) with forged aluminum brake calipers (6-piston front Monobloc; 4-piston rear)

Wheels (inches)

Front: 9J x 19; Rear: 11J x 20

Tires

LT Pirelli P-ZERO™ Trofeo R tires

Front: 245/35/R19 93Y (XL); Rear: 305/30/R20 103Y (XL)

Length, inches

181

Wheelbase, inches

105

Height, inches

47 

Width, with mirrors, inches

85

Width, mirrors folded, inches

81

Width, without mirrors, inches

76

Track (to contact patch center), inches

 

Front: 65; Rear: 64

 

Lightest dry weight, lbs.

2,709

 

DIN kerbweight, lbs. [fluids + 90% fuel]

2,952

 

US curbweight, lbs. [fluids + 100% fuel]

2,963

Luggage capacity

Front: 5.3cu ft; Rear: 7.4cu ft

Ramp Angle, degrees (with vehicle lift)

6.93° (8.88°)

Performance

0-60mph

2.7 seconds

0-62mph

2.8 seconds

0-124mph

7.0 seconds

0-186mph

18.0 seconds

0-400m / ¼ mile

9.9 seconds

Maximum Speed

205mph

 

124mph–0 braking, ft

354

62mph–0 braking, ft

 

96.8

 

Efficiency

CO2 emissions (NEDC/WLTP)

280

Fuel consumption, US mpg

City

14

Highway

18

Combined

15

 

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Notes to editors:
*at DIN weight
A selection of high resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press 

About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company’s product portfolio of GT, Supercar, Motorsport and Ultimate models are retailed through over 85 retailers in 40 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1.

Then in 1993  it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider as well as the new GT, the track-only Senna GTR and unveiled the 620R and the McLaren Elva.

In 2020, McLaren launched the 765LT. In addition, it unveiled the all-new lightweight architecture innovated and manufactured at the £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre opened in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will underpin the next decade of McLaren’s electrified future.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise, technology and solutions. These include AkzoNobel, Ashurst, Dell Technologies, Pirelli,  Richard Mille and Tumi.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied.

Further information: 

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