McLaren has made headlines again with the news of the impending launch of the 2020 765LT. The first look leaves you with the impression of a sleek machine that has the potential to be one of the most brilliant examples of automotive engineering in the sports car industry. . We take you on a journey of discovery as we reveal 10 interesting facts about the 2020 McLaren 765LT you should know.
1. The 765LT is a variant of the 720S
Fans of McLaren’s 720S model will be able to discern the similarities between the two models. The main exception is that the design and engineering teams have made some improvements that you can expect to experience. The first is aesthetics. They both have a distinctive aerodynamic design with the same body style, so when side by side there are only slight differences in the front fascia and trim. The exterior is impressive with a thinness that looks like it could cut through the wind and shift the flow with extreme precision for minimal wind interference, which equates to increased speed.
2. Powertrain is identical to 720S
The new 2020 McLaren 765LT is powered by a 4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8 gasoline engine mated with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The transmission is rear-wheel drive and the fuel tank capacity is 19 gallons. We’re still waiting for the fuel economy for the two-seater, but we’re assuming it will be comparable to the 720S since the internals are identical at 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.
3. McLaren made some hidden improvements
Although it is difficult to differentiate between them, there will be some important differences, according to McLaren. They have designed the 765LT to be a more unique vehicle than the 720S. The claim is that it will be more attractive to drivers, sharper and faster. It has been trimmed to weigh 176 pounds less than the 720S. The use of carbon fiber panels has reduced almost 32 pounds of the weight of the body structure. A new titanium exhaust system has also reduced weight. Using new material for the wheels reduced another 48 pounds.
4. The 765 LT receives a sleep update
McClaren has made some major suspension changes to the 765LT. Suspension upgrades include exclusive LT spec springs and shocks, new software for linked hydraulic active suspension, and a lower front ride height. They improved the LT spec damper springs and hardware and also improved the linked hydraulic active suspension and gave it a lower front ride height that brings it closer to the road. The team has also widened the front track to increase roll stiffness. What this means is that the corners will be more precise due to better grip and greater stability. This is one aspect that will make driving the car a lot more fun for the person controlling the steering wheel. Greater responsiveness and good car feel will make driving on curvy roads a blast.
5. The tires are customized for the model.
McLaren experimented a bit before making the decision on which tires to equip the 765LT. They started with wider tires, but found that the vehicle lost a few points in agility. This just wouldn’t, so they reverted to the McLaren default, which includes narrower tires than most competing automakers. They settled on Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, specially developed for the 2020 McLaren 765LT.
6. This will be a limited edition series.
McLaren has already established the number of units to be built for the 2020 model year. Only 765 examples will be produced for worldwide distribution. Each vehicle will have an individual numbering that will increase the value of the car over time.
7. Look for the new 2020 McLaren 765LT this fall.
We also learned that deliveries of the 2020 765LT are expected to begin in September 2020. You still have a few months to decide if you want to be part of the exclusive group of owners. That being said, with a limited number being produced, it is probably wise to check with the dealer soon if you are starting to buy.
8. There are rumors of a spider version.
We’ve heard of a Spider version of the 765LT in the works. This variant was also offered for the two previous models of the car, but the company may not meet the deadlines on time. The expectation is that the Spider will launch in the fall of 2021, so …