The McLaren 720S is only of couple of years old, but it appears the company is already working on an extreme
“longtail” (LT) variant.
Little is known about the car, but previous longtails have dropped up to 220 lbs (100 kg) thanks to the extensive use of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum and also sported aerodynamic tweaks, a sportier suspension and a revised interior.
Besides being lighter and sportier, the new latest LT should be more powerful than the 720S. There’s no word on specifics, but speculation suggests Woking’s venerable twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 has been upgraded to produce 740 hp (552 kW / 750 PS). That would be a healthy increase over the standard model, which is rated at 710 hp (530 kW / 720 PS), and in line with the brand’s practice when it comes to such variants.
The engine will likely be paired to the same seven-speed SSG transmission that sends power to the rear wheels, whose software could be tweaked for even faster shifts. Given the extra power and reduced weight, the 750LT will be even faster than the already mighty quick 720S, which can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and max out at 212 mph (341 km/h).
The 750LT could debut at the Geneva Motor Show next year and will presumably be followed by a Spider variant later on.