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McLaren 765LT Spider Is a 755-HP Track-Ready Droptop

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 7/27/2021 Connor Hoffman
a blue car parked on the side of a road: Its retractable hard top can deploy in 11 seconds, and the Spider has all the weight-saving measures and aerodynamic elements from the coupe. © McLaren Its retractable hard top can deploy in 11 seconds, and the Spider has all the weight-saving measures and aerodynamic elements from the coupe.
  • McLaren revealed the 765LT Spider convertible, and it has a carbon fiber retractable hardtop that can be raised or lowered in 11 seconds.
  • The 765LT Spider is powered by a twin-turb0 4.0-liter V-8 that produces 755 horsepower, and McLaren says it'll do 60 mph in 2.7 seconds.
  • Orders are open now starting at $382,500.

The McLaren 765LT, the stripped-down, track-focused Longtail counterpart to the 720S, is the third-fastest car at our annual Lightning Lap test with a time of 2:38.4 around Virginia International Raceway's Grand Course. That's not its only accomplishment at VIR. It also hit the fastest speed we've ever recorded—174.6 mph—on the front straight. Now there's a Spider convertible model available to order, and like the coupe it's limited to 765 units.

Its one-piece carbon retractable hardtop can be raised and lowered in 11 seconds (quicker than the 675LT Spider) can operate at speeds up to 31 mph. McLaren says it provides more headroom than the Coupe, even with the top up. The Spider also has a power rear window that can be lowered even when the roof is up like the 720S Spider (or the Toyota 4Runner), and you'll have to pay extra for air conditioning or a sound system. The 765LT Spider is 108 pounds heavier than the coupe, McLaren says.

a blue car parked in front of a house: 2022 McLaren 765LT Spider © McLaren 2022 McLaren 765LT Spider

The Spider is still powered by McLaren's M840T twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that makes 755 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. McLaren says the Spider will reach 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, the same as the coupe. In our test of the 720S Spider, we reached 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. The 765LT Spider is equipped with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires and features all the same weight-saving measures and aerodynamic elements as the coupe.

McLaren will only build 765 units of the 765LT Spider, and it's available to order now starting at $382,500.

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