Novitec McLaren 765LT Spider packs a lot more horses


The McLaren 765LT Spider which debuted a year ago, remains to be the brand’s most powerful convertible ever. Its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 motor pumps out 765 metric horsepower, which is where the ‘765’ in the name ‘765LT’ comes from. But what if you wanted more? Would it still be a 765LT? I’m not entirely sure, but hey, according to Mercedes-AMG, a 4.0L V8 biturbo-powered car is still a ‘C 63’. So, you just gotta roll with it, literal or otherwise.

Before we get to the horses, let’s take a brief look at what else is going on here. Speaking of which, buyers can go for naked-carbon upgrades; these would include N-Largo trunk lid (or, frunk lid, if you prefer that name), headlight housing inserts, and rocker panel fin and air intake housing on the side.

The car rides on Vossen-made bespoke wheels measuring 20-inch at the front and 21-inch at the rear, wrapped with high-performance tires of sizes 255/30 ZR 20 and 325/25 ZR 21, respectively. And Novitec sport springs lower the ride height by about 20 mm.


The cockpit can also be customized with the finest leather and Alcantara in a variety of colors, but let’s move on to talk about the juicy bits. Speaking of which, the upgrades include a Novitec N-Tronic plug-and-play auxiliary control unit that introduces special maps for injection, ignition and boost pressure control. When combined with Novitec Race high-performance exhaust system and ceramics-coated turbo inlet pipes, you get up to 629 kW (855 metric hp) and 898 Nm (662 lb-ft), which are 66 kW (90 metric hp) and 98 Nm (72 lb-ft) more than the stock figures.

And as a result, Novitec claims a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of over 330 km/h (205+ mph).

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