When we get into the cockpit of the 765 LT, it all seems obvious. The engineers have never omitted the essential, which constitutes the DNA of the brand: the privileged position of the pilot.
We are of course thinking of the creator of the brand, New Zealand driver Bruce McLaren. Despite the few years during which he remained at the helm of the company that bears his name, and despite his early death in 1970, he has managed to infuse the brand with values that have never been lacking.
McLarens remain exceptional cars, inspired by the race, cut for the race, and whose design has only one goal: efficiency.
We are not talking here about the delirium of engineers or engine manufacturers, but indeed of an osmosis of talents, in favor of a cutting-edge design, entirely focused on the performance and comfort of the pilot.
This feeling is hard to describe, but when you sit in a McLaren you feel that all the work that has been put in, from design to getting started, is only aimed at giving the driver pleasure and satisfaction. All the controls fall perfectly, a slight movement of the hand is enough to access the main organs. The visibility is perfect and the maintenance of the seats ideal.
Buyers who choose the “real” lightweight version will be rare. They will have to agree to spend more than 330 k € while doing without air conditioning, sound system and even floor mats! However, it is they who represent the heirs of a line of purists, which seems to be gradually dying out, in favor of gentlemen drivers, certainly with the steering wheels of racy supercars, but nevertheless very burdened by the various driving aids. and the various gadgets of modern comfort. As a reminder, the 765 LT develops the monstrous weight / power ratio of 622 hp / 1000 kg …
Less is more !
Christophe Capion (Sales Executive McLaren Monaco), once again gave us the pleasure of sharing his great automotive knowledge. We took great pleasure in discovering this sublime car.