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McLaren 765LT Does a Sub 10-Second Quarter Mile, Per the British Automaker

McLaren built the 765LT to be quicker, lighter, and more engaging than the 720S. Now, that promise rings even truer as McLaren has revised some of its performance stats. It turns out the new supercar will be even quicker than expected.

Previously, McLaren claimed the 765LT would hit 124 mph in 7.2 seconds. Now, the automaker has shaved that time down to seven seconds flat. The 765LT has also improved its standing quarter-mile time to 9.9 seconds, according to McLaren.

Some metrics haven’t changed. McLaren still estimates the supercar will accelerate to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 205 mph. Likewise, the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine still delivers 755 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

McLaren Special Operations has been hard at work creating special design themes for the supercar. The Strata theme mixes an orange base color with red and cherry black overlays that run in opposite directions on the bodywork. This theme extends to the brake calipers and the interior. Another special car features an exposed carbon-fiber body. This option is available in a number of different tints that change up the look.

The first copies of the 765LT are now in production at McLaren’s factory in Woking, United Kingdom. Customers will start receiving their cars at the end of the month. Only 765 cars will be built for the world, each bearing an individual production number. Unsurprisingly, all 2020 models have been spoken for, and McLaren has received more expressions of interest for 2021 than the total number of cars available.

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