The McLaren 765LT Spider is special. It is the fastest McLaren Spider and another special vehicle in a “brilliant” business plan.
The McLaren 765LT Spider is a follow-up to the 765LT Coupe and part of Their Track25 Plan. The Spider incorporates all of the elements of the Longtail coupe, albeit in Spider McLaren form. Like the Coupe, it is expected to be a runaway success with the 2021 allocation of Spiders already sold.
- What is McLaren’s Track25 Plan?
- What is the McLaren “Longtail” family of cars, and
- What is the McLaren 765LT Spider?
What is McLaren’s “Track 25 Plan”?
Track25 lays out a clear path for future vehicles, production, and technology, allowing McLaren to maintain its position as a leading manufacturer of sports cars and supercars. It calls for 18 new models between 2018 and 2025, with annual output reaching 6,000 vehicles per year.
What does the McLaren LT stand for?
When an ultra-lightweight version of the Le Mans-conquering McLaren F1 GTR race car, with an extended body, swept the 1997 FIA GT Championship, the Longtail name became legend. When McLaren released the 675LT in 2020, the Le Mans-winning car’s ideas were incorporated into the “LT” name: ultra-low weight, better aerodynamics, racing-oriented, and complete driver engagement.
What distinguishes the McLaren 765LT Spider from other supercars?
The McLaren 765LT Spider is a follow-up to the McLaren 765LT coupe, which was a huge success. However, the Spider, which was created in tandem with the Coupe, is limited to just 765 cars worldwide.
The 765LT Spider, like its predecessors, follows the Longtail philosophy of putting the driver at the center of sensory, dynamic, and acoustic experience.
The Spider is McLaren’s most powerful convertible supercar ever produced. Like the Coupe, the McLaren 765LT Spider has all of the attributes that essentially made it a race car for the streets and track.
What kind of engine does the McLaren 765LT Spider have?
Powering the 765LT Spider is the same M840T twin-turbocharged engine found in the Coupe, a 4.0 liter V 8 with a flat-plane crankshaft, dry-sump lubrication, ultra-low-inertia twin-scroll turbochargers, and electronically controlled wastegates. The engine also has forged aluminum pistons designed for the LT, the McLaren Senna’s three-layer head gasket, and carbon-coated valve train followers. The engine produces 755bhp at 7,500rpm and 590 lb-ft of torque at 5,500rpm.
What kind of transmission does the McLaren 765LT Spider have?
Converting power into motion is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission strengthened with McLaren Senna parts. In addition, it incorporates a new feature called “limit downshift,” enhancing the driver’s control. In the LT Coupe, the 7-speed Sequential Shift Gearbox would refuse a gearshift if it would over-rev the engine. In the Spider, the transmission software acknowledges the shift request and changes when safe to dramatic effect, allowing the engine to briefly ‘bounce’ off the rev limiter.
What is the McLaren 765LT Spider’s top speed?
The new 765LT Spider McLaren has a top speed of 205 miles per hour.
What is the 765LT’s performance recipe?
The 765LT has a powerful twin-turbo engine, shorter gear ratios, and is ultra-light, providing exceptional performance.
What is the 765LT Spider’s performance?
The performance of the McLaren 765LT Spider speaks for itself: 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, and 7.2 seconds to 124 mph. In addition, shortened gear ratios provide acceleration times 15 percent faster than the 720S, with nearly instantaneous throttle response.
In 2020, a McLaren 765LT set a new record for a production car by completing the quarter-mile in 9.33 seconds, shattering the record previously held by the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The McLaren 765LT Spider should provide a similar road or track experience.
Does the McLaren 765LT Spider have a carbon fiber MonoCage?
Like the McLaren Senna, the McLaren 765LT Spider has a carbon-fiber monocoque. It shares many structural features with the Coupe, including the windscreen surround. Because of the structure’s strength and stiffness, no additional bracing is necessary, saving valuable weight. In addition, carbon fiber structural supports are integrated into the chassis to provide rollover protection.
Is the McLaren 765LT Spider a real convertible?
The McLaren 765 LT Spider is a fully convertible carbon fiber electric retractable hard top that opens in just 11 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.
What is the weight of the 765LT?
Based on the 720S Spider, the 765 LT Spider weighs only 3,236 pounds and has a greater power-to-weight ratio than its competitors. On the other hand, the Longtail mentality has always demanded a persistent quest for weight reduction: the original F1 GTR was unthinkably light for its time, and the F1 GTR Longtail was much lighter. As a result, the Spider, which is true to the LT bloodline, weighs 3,060 pounds, 176 pounds less than the 720S Spider.
Less weight reduces inertia, which sharpens reaction to every driver input to the accelerator, brakes, or steering. As a result, carbon fiber is used extensively, not just in the MonoCage chassis but also in many body panels and components and other super-lightweight materials such as titanium for such things as the exhaust system. Furthermore, powertrain and chassis components have been redesigned and optimized for maximum weight savings. However, if you require air conditioning and a sound system, they are available as an option.
Compared to the Coupe, the 765LT Spider weights just 108 pounds more, with no structural compromise. The added weight is primarily from the retractable hard top one piece carbon fiber roof and accompanying operating mechanism.
Weight savings extend to the wheels as well, where the LT utilizes custom Ultra-Lightweight forged alloy wheels, each paired with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, resulting in a weight savings of 49 pounds over the wheels used with the 720S Spider McLaren.
What are the differences between the Coupe and the Spider?
The 2021 McLaren 765LT Spider shares many elements with the Coupe, including the drivetrain and exterior and interior components. Differences include the chassis, the convertible roof, doors, and the rear wing.
Since the Coupe and Spider share so many components, it can be expected that, like the Coupe, the Spider will be a runaway success and, indeed, a highly desirable future collectible.