I freely admit that I was among the skeptics when McLaren announced the launch of their 765LT supercar back in March 2020. The carmaker is known for the rapid-fire way it churns out new releases from its Woking production facility. In this case, the McLaren 720S had only been on the market for a couple of years and was still making waves as one of the best modern supercars.
Yes, the ‘LT’ designation, short for ‘Long Tail,’ has always stood for something special at McLaren; an extremely track-focused yet road-legal car that’s all about maximum driver engagement. Still, it was hard to see how the British carmaker could top the 720S, especially considering the ‘short’ time frame involved.
It’s performances like these that place the 765LT ahead of hardcore rivals like the Ferrari 488 Pista, Ford GT, Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. With the 765LT, McLaren’s racing pedigree and years of experience have blended perfectly to create a potent cocktail of relentless supercar performance, setting a standard that could well be used as a yardstick to judge the new generation of supercars.
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