The McLaren 765LT exists because, somewhere along the way, someone drove a standard 720S and said, “Nah, we can do better.” On the one hand, I respect that dedication to perfection. On the other hand, dude’s insane. Nevertheless, meet the 765LT: A sharper, more powerful version of one of the sharpest, most powerful supercars ever built.
- Insane power, insane acceleration, insane braking
- Unflappable levels of grip from Trofeo R tires
- Longtail body looks super cool
- Prohibitively expensive
- Lousy infotainment tech
The 765LT is the latest in McLaren’s series of Longtail models. In addition to being better performers than the cars on which they’re based, the LT versions look a little sweeter, too, largely thanks to the huge, active rear wing, connected to the chassis by two big control posts. Compared to a 720S, the 765LT has a longer rear diffuser, and the front bumper and splitter are stretched, as well. There’s also the awesome roof scoop that feeds air into the engine, which makes all sorts of delightful wooshing and sucking noises that’ll make you giggle. Do note, though, that little snorkel costs an absurd $36,430. Would you rather have