This morning the McLaren 765LT Spider was revealed to the joy of wealthy drop top fans all over the world. The 765LT coupe has been around for a bit and by all rights is an impressive supercar.
Though, there are some who looked upon it and thought “yeah, but no one can see me driving it.” Thus, McLaren went back to the drawing board and has come back with a convertible 765LT Spider for all of those who want obscene amounts of power and the wind in their hair.
The exterior of the McLaren 765LT Spider is pretty straight forward as it has the exact same aerodynamic package and general shape of the 765LT coupe. All of the major carbon fiber pieces, wings, and splitters remain. McLaren claims that the 765LT Spider actually generates 25% more downforce than the 720S Spider.
That’s all technical stuff though. The real question is how good does the 765LT look as a convertible? We suppose the answer to that is pretty straight forward as well. Anyone who is a fan of the coupe’s air sculpted shape with aggressive carbon fiber add-ons will likely be a fan of the 765LT Spider’s looks as well.
On the other hand, the Spider is unlikely to change the minds of those who aren’t attracted to the coupe. Technically, the Spider offers the best of both worlds as it is a hard-top convertible.
When the driver is done with their top-down fun, they can have the roof on in just 11 seconds and while driving up to 31 mph.
Engine and transmission
The McLaren 765LT Spider has the same 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 found in the 765LT coupe. That means a whopping 755 horsepower and 590ft-lbs of torque are on tap in the Spider; officially making it the most powerful convertible that McLaren has ever produced.
The engine will push the droptop from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and will get up to 124 mph in just 7.2 seconds. It will do a quarter mile in 10 seconds flat, making it Toretto approved. Top speed is 205 mph which is one heck of a blow dryer.
Power goes to the rear wheels through McLaren’s 7-speed SSG gearbox. The transmission has several driving modes including “comfort”, “sport”, and “track”. That means shift feel can match the situation if the driver so choses.
Super limited edition
Alright, so if you are reading this and thinking that you want to pick up a McLaren 765LT for yourself then, we encourage you to move quickly. McLaren said that they will only produce 765 examples of this car (see what they did there?) for the global market. Only 255 of those cars will be sold in North America.
Each car will have an MSRP of $382,500 before any options or custom MSO work. Considering the car’s rarity we also suspect that there will be a healthy dealer mark up as well.
McLaren 765LT Spider reveal video
What do you think of the McLaren 765LT Spider? Do you prefer the drop-top look? Or does it appeal more as a coupe? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype. To see more of the McLaren 765LT Spider, check out the gallery below.
McLaren 765LT Spider gallery