McLaren has unveiled the most powerful convertible supercar in its history. The new McLaren 765LT Spider. An absolute monster on wheels. Production will be limited to a low number of units. The "heart" of this model is a powerful V8 engine that reaches 765 hp.
The new creature on wheels signed by the British firm McLaren has been released into society. The new McLaren 765LT Spider has been unveiled in style. A model that bursts onto the scene boasting of being neither more nor less than the most powerful convertible supercar in the history of McLaren. A particular title that will be proudly worn by a model that seeks to take the driving experience of a McLaren Longtail to a new level.
An emotional design coupled with a minimized weight, track-focused dynamics and aerodynamics worked out to the smallest detail. The new McLaren 765LT Spider maintains intact all the capabilities of the coupe model while offering a plus thanks to the possibility of driving in the open. And how could it be otherwise? Exclusivity will be guaranteed thanks to only a small volume of units will be manufactured.
The McLaren 765LT has been the starting point for the development of this new convertible supercar. The well-known Longtail with coupe-like bodywork offers an exciting weight-to-power ratio. Something that has been transferred to the new body variant. And it is that McLaren points out that the increase in weight has been minimal. Specifically, the 765LT has "gained" only 49 kg to be able to have the ability to drop the roof.
McLaren has opted for a retractable hardtop. The weight of the new 765LT Spider is 1,388 kg. The retractable hardtop is constructed of carbon fibre and has an electric drive. The roof can be opened in just 11 seconds even while driving as long as it does not exceed 50 km / h. In addition, the rear window can be lowered even with the roof raised.
The carbon fibre MonoCage II-S structure has been developed with the 765LT Coupé monocoque and shares the vast majority of its structural elements. The strength and rigidity of the structure are such that no additional reinforcement is necessary compared to the coupe. At the rear of the vehicle, carbon fibre structural supports are fully integrated into the chassis to provide roll-over protection.
Many components are made with carbon fibre. It is a star material in the new 765LT Spider. The front diffuser, front bumper, lower door wings, side skirts, rear bumper and active rear spoiler all use the above-mentioned material. Hood, front wheel arches, exterior door panels and rear wheel arches use lightweight aluminium but are optionally also offered in carbon fibre. Such is the premise of maintaining a contained weight that the air conditioning system and the sound system are optional.
A particular remark should be made on the ultralight alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires developed especially for this sports car. In addition, through these tires, the high-performance brakes are exposed. Furthermore, it includes the carbon-ceramic discs of the McLaren Senna, 60% more resistant.
When acquiring the new McLaren 765LT Spider convertible supercar, you can opt for either of the two available MSO Defined packages. These are the Clubsport Pack and the LT Black Pack. The first one reduces the total weight and increases the performance on the track through carbon-fibre racing seats, track brakes and track telemetry. For its part, the second package brings out its more elegant side by giving certain exterior components a gloss black finish.
In the guts of the new 765LT Spider is its "heart." It is a powerful 4.0-litre V8 Twin-Turbo petrol engine that develops a power of 765 hp and 800 Nm of maximum torque. In addition, it is fitted with a seven-speed SSG automatic gearbox. This mechanical set allows you to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds while the maximum speed reaches 330 km / h.
Acceleration from 0 to 200 km / h is completed in 7.2 seconds, while it only takes 10 seconds to complete the quarter-mile. And although it is not a determining factor when buying a car of this nature, it should be noted that it declares an average fuel consumption of 12.3 litres per 100 kilometres according to the WLTP cycle.
It is possible to adapt the behaviour of the 765LT Spider according to the conditions and the driving to be carried out. The transmission and suspension characteristics can be modified through the McLaren Active Dynamics panel's Comfort, Sport and Track modes.
The new 765LT Spider is now on sale at official McLaren dealers. The order book has been opened. The starting price is 357,000 euros. Now, if your wallet allows it and you are interested in getting this new supercar, you should keep in mind that production will be limited to 765 units. All the models planned for this year have been sold.