McLaren Malaysia invited a new chapter in their ‘Longtail’ story with the unveiling of the new McLaren 765LT. The ‘Longtail’ story all started with the McLaren F1 GTR race car back in the 1990s. In 2020, the latest 765LT continues to bring driver engagement, track-focused dynamics, minimised weight, optimised aerodynamic, and increased performance.
As per all McLaren, the 765 from the 765LT represents the 4.0L twin turbocharged V8 engine pushes out 765PS, while the torque figure is rated at 800Nm. This allowed the 765LT to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds, and 0-200km/h in 7.2 seconds. The acceleration was also helped by the updated transmission which is 15% quicker in-gear acceleration compare to the 720s.
Being a track-focused car, every kg in the car weight counts. The 765LT manage to shave around 80kg from 720s weight, which put the dry weight of the 765LT at just 1,229kg. This weight also translated to a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 622PS-per-tonne.
In order to achieve the weight saving, McLaren uses plenty of high-performance, lightweight materials throughout with advanced carbon-fibre technologies for body components. Other weight saving measures include include titanium exhaust system, Formula 1-grade transmission materials, thinner glass and motorsport-style polycarbonate glazing. The full-titanium quad-exit exhaust system delivers a distinctive ‘LT soundtrack’, as well as a 40% weight-saving over a comparable steel system.
With the lack of weight and increase in performance, McLaren engineers need to find a way to keep the 765LT sticking to the ground when on the move. The 765LT comes with new aerodynamic package which includes front splitter, front bumper, front floor, side skirts, rear bumper, rear diffuser and larger ‘Longtail’ active rear wing that are made out of carbon fibre.
To keep up with the increase in performance, McLaren also enhanced the chassis dynamics of the 765LT with bespoke LT springs and dampers. There are increased front track width; lower front ride-height and unique software programme for state-of-the-art, linked-hydraulic Proactive Chassis Control II suspension to help out in the handling department.
The 765LT also comes with the circuit-bred bespoke Pirelli P Zero™ Trofeo R tyres on the 10-spoke Ultra-Lightweight forged alloy wheels, and mounted to the car with lightweight titanium wheel bolts. Behind the wheel, there are the McLaren Senna and F1 inspired carbon-ceramic brake discs and callipers to slow the car down. There are integrated cooling ducts integrated into the brake callipers to cool the brake down.
The interior of the 765LT is motorsport-inspired that features carbon fibre racing seats, carbon fibre centre tunnel, exposed carbon fibre floor and lightweight Alcantara® throughout. The air-conditioning and an audio system are deleted as standard to minimise weight, but buyers can specified it at no additional cost.
To make the 765LT your own, McLaren Malaysia allow their client to get MSO Clubsport and MSO Clubsport Pro packs group as individual optional upgrades. Another optional item for the 765LT is the double-glazed panel integrated within the carbon fibre rear upper structure showcases the McLaren V8 engine.
With only 765 units of the 765LT available internationally, there will be 10 units will be making their way to Malaysia. The price for the 765LT starts from a cool RM 1,488,000 before tax. Lucky buyers will get the opportunity to personalized their latest pride and joy. Further information for customers at https://cars.mclaren.com/en/super-series/765lt