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McLaren 765LT

(2020 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

62
%
C

Used car score:

56
%
D

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

91
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

29
%
D

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

15
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

62
%
C

Used car score:

56
%
D

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

91
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

29
%
D

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

15
%
E

Summary


The Mclaren 765LT is a mid-engined supercar available as both a coupé and convertible (765LT Spider). A limited edition range, the 765LT is currently the fastest LT (Longtail) model that McLaren has ever produced.

With production limited to just 765 models, the 765LT is a variant of the McLaren 720S coupé that is fitted with some engine upgrades lifted from the track-focused McLaren Senna, which is equipped with the most powerful McLaren road car engine ever made.

These upgrades, as well as aerodynamic improvements and a new chassis control system, mean that the McLaren 765LT’s 4.0-litre V8 can produce 755hp of power, 45hp more than the 720S, culminating in a 0-62mph sprint time of 2.8 seconds. The 765LT is also 80kg lighter than the 720S, and comes fitted with Pirelli Trofeo R race tyres as standard – a package that Autocar says is in “a class of one”.

Across the British motoring media, the McLaren 765LT has received unanimously positive reviews – Auto Trader calls the coupé version “possibly the best supercar McLaren has ever made”, while Evo labels the Spider convertible version “the ultimate open-top experience”.

Both the coupé and convertible models are highlighted for improving the 720S formula with increased pace and acceleration and more responsive handling. A number of reviewers also commend the 765LT’s improved brakes that are also borrowed from the Senna, but these brake callipers are actually optional extras.

Like the 720S, the 765LT has received praise for its exterior looks, and although the supercar is expensive to say the least – the 765LT’s price tag can easily surpass £300,000 – some outlets have praised the supercar for its pricing when compared to others in the McLaren range. Auto Express explains “the 765LT offers 75 to 80% of the Senna’s performance and feel for less than 40% of the price”.

With performance this powerful however, some reviewers commented that the 765LT is not for the faint-hearted, and can be hard to manage. “It is slightly jagged in its manners, and occasionally seems to be fighting against its driver rather than flattering them”, Top Gear concludes.

As of January 2024, the McLaren 765LT holds a New Car Expert Rating of C with a score of 62%.

765LT highlights

  • Seriously potent acceleration and pace
  • Lightweight with responsive handling
  • Upgraded brakes
  • Attractive exterior styling
  • Fastest LT model ever

765LT lowlights

  • Less practical than the 720S
  • Exorbitant price tag even before optional extras
  • Not many available
  • Powerful engine can be hard to manage

Key specifications


Body style: Coupé / convertible
Engines: petrol
Price: From £282,300 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2020
Last updated: N’A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Evo

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Parkers

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The Intercooler

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The Sunday Times

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Top Gear

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of January 2024, the McLaren 765LT has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Based on its price and exclusivity, it’s unlikely to happen.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the McLaren 765LT has not been lab tested by Green NCAP – and we’re not expecting it to ever happen.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the McLaren 765LT to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using workshop and extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy, sourced from both official dealerships and independent workshops. 

As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the 765LT, we’ll publish the results here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models23 mpgE23 – 23 mpgE – E
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models280 g/kmD280 – 280 g/kmD – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F50 – 50F – F

The McLaren 765LT is a very expensive car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

The car’s fuel economy of 23 mpg is one of the poorest fuel consumption stats in our Expert Rating Index, and insurance premiums are in the most expensive bracket too.

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