The McLaren 765LT can be all things to all men
The McLaren 765LT can be all things to all men
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The McLaren 765LT can be all things to all men

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[MUSIC] Domande McLaren 765 lT 754 brake horsepower 590 pounds foot of torque 1229 kilos dry a final drive ratio 15% more aggressive than a 720 s or seller not to 62.7 seconds the quarter mile nine point. 90 seconds. Impressive, intimidating stats. But the previous longtails haven't just been numbers cars. There have been tactile interactive drivers cars. So what does 765 numbers feel like? Today on a wet dry Silverstone International Circuit, I'm going to find out time to send some gases down the titanium exhaust And fill the garage with noise [SOUND] Green light up from this sort of sunken pit lane which is always quite cool, isn't it going out Rising up onto the circuit here. [SOUND] Slightly disorienting massive [INAUDIBLE]. Silverstone [NOISE] Tail into the corner of understand three the apex and with three the first quarter so you've already experienced understeer and oversteer through the first corner, purely through here add on to the hunger strike. [SOUND] Are you racing through the gas, green light, red light, blue light and that's 170 miles an hour right nice. Now the first time into here, through the corner is on the apex [SOUND] Squeeze it all knocks them. Wow It takes off so quickly when you really. Squeeze it down, three gays drawn. Still slip here on this bit here. Move over, stay there, try pelion to start finish straight. Off we go. Just slammed into the limiter fit for this again. Run a bit wide bit more grip out in the middle actually there. Take a wide line through here as well i think it's just fill it squirming under the breaking [SOUND] Traction troll definitely helped me with turn it off in a bit turns ESC dynamic. Here the exhaust work you know getting a bit lighter you really have to watch the shift lights we've got green, red and blue, and they seem to flick on so quickly in those early days now let's take care 70 miles an hour. That's a thing we tried it a bit more balance through here but why through there say just hear a little beat outlet. You really trust the brakes something Claire has done really well the brakes. It's brilliant, and but that one takes time to plow through. It's worth it. I think he has some really important things to say. But I would focus probably on the banks article So you push the front end it is not all about the rear. I really hope it's dry enough later to put the two fires on. Well, they all got something from that It's so rapid with those gears just piles on the speed. But really faithful she's quite light steering still feels quite light but you actually know where the front end is and you can lean on the front end which is nice initially you think particularly the work, the power is going to be all overwhelming. It's all going to be about the rear but you can Just short shift a bit and then lean on the front so that you're not completely concentrating on it being traction limited at the rear so yeah. Fast engine. Back to one piece which is gonna start with a chance to take a brief breather. A few other impressions bubbled to the surface. The stability at high speed is really impressive, where I've always thought the 720 s can feel a little remote and detach flow to pace. The 765 felt absolutely rock solid done hanging straight. So although the aesthetics of it might not be for everyone, I think the extra arrow can be chopped off as a success. Inside the optional center seats and four harnesses might be a bit much for the road, but they make total sense in this setting. The shorter gearing not only gives you savage acceleration, but also allows options in terms of being able to run gear higher in a couple of places without feeling like you've dropped too far down the roads. Anyway, after my initial voyage of discovery, I had a couple of more sustained sessions with the ever friendly and steamy nerd, you and hankie, acting as co driver and coach. What this revealed was a car that is not simply fast, but incredibly drivable. On the P zeros, it was hilarious how much you have it moving around and not just in the slow corners either. Then with the track drive, the switch was made to the more aggressive per le trophy or our tires developed specifically for 765. These instantly got rid of a bit of squirm you could feel under braking with the PS arrows and obviously added more bytes of edge to the grip and the corners. But happily, the whole car still retained its drivability and sense of fun. [LAUGH] Because you get through that in it, it's just amazing. It's not so much Jekyll and Hyde, it's just a really good Character actor who can hold a one person show. Playing so many different characters is extraordinary. You can drive it really precisely,as you would expect if there's a car, trying to set a lap time, use your lovely traction. [NOISE] But it's also fun. [NOISE] Love the balance of. [NOISE] I. So you see it's so fast [SOUND] as you can see you can drive it like the 600 LTS you can drive it off throttle turning it over steering, it in the corner or you can drive it neatly. are on Iran what I wanted to I could drive it on the nose. [SOUND] guys just extraordinary balance it through here. [SOUND] This is dynamic. So it's not totally off when it sort of. It's like it suddenly eventually comes in and thinks, well, I should probably do something and what's the point of me being here but, you can have so much fun. [SOUND] This is a seriously seriously We've been impressive, but fun. [LAUGH] It gives you so much confidence. It's extraordinary. And these feelings of confidence and connection in the corners are exactly what both numbers cannot reveal. This is not a car. It's all about power and acceleration. It's a car where you can sense the back end starting to swing through momentum alone as you turn into a faster corner, but not sense your own panic rising with it. Equally, the ability to loosen the rear of the car with a bit of trail braking in the tighter sections, gives it a wonderful feeling of agility and adjustability before the apex. One more pass I probably should have gone by now. No, but. I'm trying to think of everything I wanna say, this complex just fill in those. [SOUND] [LAUGH] [SOUND] So track now. [SOUND] Is the corner at the end of the Pitts digital circuit? Come in now. What a thing that nailed it with this Absolutely nailed it. The LPS what a dynasty of cars they are building. [LAUGH] I really didn't think I'd be doing some of that this afternoon. Wow. Well as you can hopefully tell that was An enormous amount of fun and you might think well, of course it should be you've got a brand new 765 LT and pretty much empty Silverstone to play on for the afternoon. But something that sort of occurred to me as I was driving around and just getting to know the car better and better and more and more fun, right up to the point where it was Fisker oversteer through. First Quarter at the end of the start finish straight. Is that something I like about the 458488. Now the F8 in terms of the Ferrari's is the fact that they are playful. They've got a huge amount of grip, but then they can also add like an MX 5 on remotes. And this has that same thing and that's what I want from This sort of car. Yes, it should be able to turn in stunning lap times. The mind bendingly fast, but it also has to be fun and playful. And this really is you can drive it in so many different ways. You can drive it on the nose and kind of learn a circuit, or you can then sort of drive it really neatly. Or if you want, you can just let loose And it will let you do that. And it's really progressive. I loved it on the PS arrows when it was in the wet and then when it was drawing as well, that was huge amounts of fun. Obviously you then get a big step change in terms of the amount of grip, but it's still fun. Yes, it takes a bit more effort a bit more sort of, I suppose. bravery initially, certainly But it retains that playfulness, which I think is so key. I can't wait to drive it on the road because obviously that's a whole other facet and I'll get more of the noises and all that sorta thing, but for now 765 lT. Yes, please. Thank you very much indeed for watching. Please do think about subscribing to the channel if you haven't already. And if you'd like to know more about the 765 lT then why not click on the link and watch our full walk around of the car from earlier in the year when it was unveiled.

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