McLaren Kuala Lumpur has brought the latest addition to the Longtail family, the 765LT, onto Malaysian shores. With only 765 units produced globally, McLaren has allocated a “guaranteed” 10 units of the 765LT for Malaysia, which has apparently all been spoken for.

However, order books are still open, and you’ll be able to place an order for the brand’s latest ultimate track machine starting at RM1,488,000 before taxes, duties, and options – which there are a wide variety of personalisation possibilities available to choose from at the McLaren Kuala Lumpur showroom.

EXTERIOR

Based on the McLaren 720S, the 765LT does share the majority of its looks from the younger cousin. However being an LT model, there are of course performance-oriented parts added onto the exterior in the name of improved aerodynamics, additional weight savings, and meaner looks. these include:

  • Large ‘Longtail’ active carbon fibre wing with three positions
  • LT aerodynamic package in carbon fibre, including front splitter, front bumper, front floor, side skirts, rear bumper, rear diffuser
  • Aluminium bonnet with exposed carbon fibre air inlets
  • Thinner glass and motorsport-style polycarbonate glazing
  • Quad-exit full-titanium exhaust system
  • 10-spoke ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels, titanium bolts, and bespoke P Zero Trofeo R tyres
  • Optional double-glazed engine showcase panel

PERFORMANCE

The McLaren 765LT is born and bred for the track, which the British supercar maker claims to be the “most dynamically advanced and engaging LT model ever”. Although still packing the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, significant improvements have been made to bump the power output up to 765 hp, hence the name.

  • Engine: M840T 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8
  • Transmission: 7-speed Seamless Shift Gearbox, dual-clutch
  • Drivetrain: Longitudinal mid engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Suspension: Independent adaptive dampers, dual aluminium wishbones, with Proactive Chassis Control II
  • Max horsepower: 765 hp @ 7,500 rpm
  • Max torque: 800 Nm @ 5,500 rpm
  • 0-100 km/h: 2.8 seconds
  • 0-200 km/h: 7.2 seconds
  • Top speed: 330 km/h

No stones were left unturned on the performance front, with a significant focus on light-weighting both inside and out. As a result, the McLaren 765LT weighs 80 kg less than the 720S, and more than 50 kg below its closest competitor, according to the company. At its lightest dry weight of 1,229 kg, the 765LT boasts a weight-to-power ratio of 622 hp-per-tonne.

The Super Series chassis on the 765LT has been enhanced with bespoke LT springs and dampers, increased front track width (6 mm), lower front ride-height (5 mm, rear unchanged) and a unique tune for the hydraulic Proactive Chassis Control II suspension software. Transmission has also been tuned for a faster gearing for optimised throttle response, resulting in a 15% quicker in-gear acceleration when compared to the 720S.

Stopping power is provided by carbon-ceramic discs measuring 390 mm and 380 mm front and rear, and six-piston front and four-piston rear brake calipers taken from the McLaren Senna, with Formula 1-inspired cooling ducts for additional thermal management. The Clubsport package further adds LT-specific brake pads for extra stopping performance.

INTERIOR

Being a track-focused machine, the McLaren 765LT comes as standard with its climate control and audio systems deleted to minimise weight, though can be added back in with no extra cost.

Other weight-saving measures on the inside include carbon fibre racing seats, carbon fibre centre tunnel, exposed carbon fibre floor, and lightweight alcantara upholstery throughout – including the steering wheel with carbon fibre inserts.

With the Clubsport package selected, the McLaren 765LT even comes with the Super-Lighweight Carbon Fibre Racing Seats taken straight from the McLaren Senna for even more weight savings, the McLaren Track Telemetry with a lap time function and three cameras, along with MSO Defined satin finish visual carbon fibre air vents.

The telemetry will be displayed on a central eight-inch infotainment screen, working in conjunction with the Folding Driver Display that can be set in full or minimised modes for different driving situations. For those who want to take the 765LT on daily drives, there’s also a Bowers & Wilkins upgraded audio system as options.

PRICING

As mentioned above, the McLaren 765LT is now available in Malaysia starting at RM1,488,000 before tax and duties, which should be around the ballpark of RM3 million on the road, without insurance. Of course, the price is excluding any of the options you might want to add on to your exclusive one-of-765 unit.

McLaren Kuala Lumpur says that priority is given to privileged Malaysian buyers who are already owners of McLarens, and can expect to receive their new LTs in 2021, with first unit expected to be delivered in the first quarter of next year.


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