New McLaren 750LT spied: 720S supercar to get ‘longtail’ treatment

The next longtail McLaren is on its way, with spy shots showing a McLaren 750LT testing at the Nurburgring

A new variant of the McLaren 720S supercar has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring, pointing to a hardcore, uprated ‘longtail’ version of McLaren’s Ferrari F8 Tributo rival being in the works. 

Rumoured to take on the 750LT name, it’ll employ the same ethos as the 675LT and the 600LT, packing more power than the 710bhp 720 it’s based on, shedding weight and majoring on aerodynamic proficiency, with several key changes to the bodywork and wings, and an extended rear justifying the longtail name.

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The engine will almost certainly be inherited directly from the 720, with McLaren’s one-size-fits-all 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 mounted in the middle, driving the rear axle via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Power will rise though through engine management changes though, while 750 metric horsepower (740bhp) would lead to a 750LT name.

This mule displays some obvious changes compared to the 720S. A new front chin splitter sprouts from the front, while a pair of aerodynamic canards can be seen ahead of the front wheels.

The bodywork also appears to have been extended, but one of the biggest giveaways is the appearance of a gurney flap on the trailing edge of the rear wing, fitted to increase downforce. 

The exhausts still exit alongside the tail lights, just as you’ll find on the regular 720S. On previous LT models the exhausts have been modified to exit out of the rear deck, straight from the engine bay – though this may be the case by the time the 750LT makes production. Like previous LT McLarens it’ll be sold in limited numbers, and a reveal could take place before the end of the year.

Click here to read our review of the last longtail model, the McLaren 600LT…

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