Three years after introducing the 720S nameplate at the 2017 Geneva auto show, McLaren Automotive has rolled out a lighter, more powerful variant.
Under the British exotic’s Longtail nomenclature, the 765LT is powered by a twin-turbo V-8 engine with 755 hp and 590 pound-feet of torque, compared with the standard 720S’s 710 hp and 537 pound-feet of torque.
The 765LT was scheduled to debut at the Geneva auto show before the event was canceled last week. It joins the 720S coupe and convertible in the brand’s Super Series of models.
Keeping in line with recent LT variants such as the 600LT and 600LT Spider convertible, the 765LT sheds weight off the car it is based on.
McLaren says it shaved 176 pounds off the 720S coupe to bring the 765LT’s weight to 2,952 pounds. Design elements such as a titanium exhaust system, a thinner windshield and thinner side window glass all contributed to weight savings.
Additionally, air conditioning and an audio system were removed, though McLaren noted that…