According to reports, McLaren, who recently has just released the 720S supercar, is already working on a variant of the supercar. During the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the company had recently announced that they are currently developing a Long Tail (LT) version of the McLaren 720S.
McLaren’s “675LT was a huge success” according to CEO Mike Flewitt, so he thought that launching another Long Tail will have great potential to be a hit, as the LT brand has already been recognized by people after the 675LT. And they know what to expect from it.
The 720S, weighing just about 2,800 pounds due to its carbon fiber body, with 710 horsepower is already so light and fast, considering its 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine. So what more can we expect from the upcoming 720S LT? Expect to be blown away. There are rumors that the LT version will have even more power, better driving dynamics, and will weigh even less - just like the 675LT.
That means that the 720S LT will most likely have over 710 horsepower (529 kilowatts). That’s why it comes as no surprise that the company is aiming for the new Long Tail to compete with the Huracan Performante and the 488 track derivative. It will be a very close fight, if you ask us.
McLaren’s CEO also mentioned that there is potential for the development of another Long Tail - a 570SLT. So it’s not just the 720S that’s getting a special treatment. He strongly believes that there is a market for a much faster and much lighter Sports Series, and that the people will love it, whether or not it will be an LT.
Also, McLaren did mention that there will be a distinction in design as well. However, they did not provide much detail on that yet. But it will probably have an elongated body for a reduced drag. And perhaps more parts made with carbon fibre for reduced weight. Or will it be a fusion of the 720S and the 675LT? Well, I say we stop guessing and just wait for more updates!
McLaren fans will have to wait for a while until the LT will be launched. They could “settle” for the 720S for now if they want to. I mean, it takes just 2.8 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) from a zero, and arrives at a top speed of 212mph (341 kmh).