One of the supercars that caught petrolheads’ attention since it was launched last year is the McLaren 765LT, and while some aren’t convinced it’s more enjoyable to drive than its predecessor, the 675LT, it has proven itself to be extraordinarily quick.
YouTube channel DragTimes recently took a 765LT to the drag strip and recorded a quarter-mile time of 9.41 seconds with the standard Pirelli P Zero tires, not the stickier Trofeo Rs that McLaren also offers.
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Eager to put their own 765LT to the test, Hennessey Performance recently headed out, pinned the throttle, and accelerated the supercar through to 204 mph (328 km/h). McLaren claims it has a top speed of 212 mph (341 km/h), so it’s not the peak speed hit in this video that’s interesting but rather how quickly the supercar hits that speed.
The driver takes things relatively easy when getting off the line, short-shifting through the first two gears until the car hits 60 mph (96 km/h) before starting to accelerate more aggressively. The 765LT sprints from 100 mph to 150 mph in what seems like no time at all.
Key to the hardcore McLaren’s insane straight-line performance is its 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that has been massaged to deliver 755 hp and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. In addition, the car has shorter gear ratios that result in 15 per cent quicker in-gear acceleration than the 720S.