One Fast Macca: Woking Pins Performance Times to 765LT

one fast macca woking pins performance times to 765lt

Pop quiz, hotshot. What’s hand-assembled in Britain, rips to 60mph in 2.7 seconds, and turns the quarter-mile trick in less than 10 seconds? If you guessed the outrageous new 2020 McLaren 765LT, give yourself a gold star. Or at least a tank full of premium.

Oh, yeah; did we mention that it is completely sold out?

That’s right, we’re bringing you news you can solely use as fodder for pub quizzes and not for information about cars you can actually buy. Only 765 individually-numbered examples of the 765LT will be produced to customer order and every single one of them has been spoken for by the world’s elite. McLaren boasts that ‘expressions of interest’ for 2021 also now exceed the total number of cars available.

Makes you wonder why they’ve decided to hock their house, huh?

But back to the news at hand. Ron and Co. put the 765LT on a diet of Lean Cuisines, shaving nearly 180 lbs from the curb weight of the already-lithe 720S. McLaren says the car’s minimum dry weight checks in at just a hair over 2,700lbs. Given the powertrain under its bespoke carbon-fiber aerodynamic features, buff books should have no trouble matching the 765LT’s claimed performance figures.

Powering the thing is a 4.0L, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 making around 750 horsepower (765 metric ponies, hence the name) and 590 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the expected sub-three second 0-60mph rip, the new LT is capable of reaching 120 mph from a standstill in just 7.0 seconds, 0.2 seconds ahead of McLaren’s own target when they previewed the car earlier this year.

As is McLaren’s wont, they are showing off examples of the 765LT spec’d by McLaren Special Operations. These machines generally have dizzying paint jobs and those previewed here are no exception. This car deploys a Strata theme, said to be 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.

Kinda puts my rattle can spray jobs in perspective, then.

Deliveries of the new McLaren Longtail, which the company describes as “the most extreme McLaren Super Series model to date” will begin at the end of this month.

[Images: McLaren]

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  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Sep 25, 2020

    It is a bit misleading to say this car is completely sold out. Limited run super-cars are built to service a list of rather elite customers. If your last name isn't Leno or nicknamed "the Rainbow Sheikh", you aren't going to have a shot at one!

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Sep 25, 2020

    "Only 765 individually-numbered examples of the 765LT will be produced to customer order" Does this mean 'they will build every one they can sell'? :-)

  • Bwell Glad to see Crosley getting his due. Maybe not a genius but a great innovator. It's a shame that his company, which was hugely successful, just sort of faded away.One quibble - UC is not in College Hill but in Clifton, or more properly University Heights.
  • JMII "Some U.S. automakers have even begun considering bringing back discounts and incentives which were scrapped during the pandemic as supply constraints became a major issue."If sales drop off then this is the cure. Economics 101. Its about time people realized that paying over MSRP is stupid. I have held off purchasing a new vehicle for almost a full year now due to current conditions.My wife would love to have an EV but at current prices its just not happening. However the same is true for ICE vehicles. Vehicle prices are just too high overall right now and our current fleet continues to function perfectly so we see no reason to upgrade. I could careless what the Jone's down the street do or think.
  • TheEndlessEnigma More Ferrari "quality".
  • EBFlex This is not news. People don’t want autonomous vehicles just like they don’t want EVs. Both are unnecessary and dangerous.
  • Redapple2 I hope i fit in the new version.Wanted one since 1990