Tails, We Win: McLaren Confirms LT Version of 720S Will Happen, Sports Series LT under Consideration

By Mike Duff

We find it hard to curb our enthusiasm when it comes to new supercars. Which is why McLaren had barely taken the sheet off the new 720S at the Geneva auto show before we had asked company CEO Mike Flewitt whether he was going to sign off on an even-higher-performance Long Tail version, as with the previous 650S and 675LT.

To his credit, Flewitt gave us an answer—and it’s a yes. “The 675LT was a huge success,” he said. “I was delighted from a market perspective, but also internally because we love that car. We have a huge enthusiasm for it. We’ll certainly repeat Long Tail, and now that the LT brand is established, if we announce an LT derivative of a car, then everyone will know what to expect: that it will be lighter, the chassis dynamics will be way sharper, and it will have more power. We’ll definitely repeat that in models going forward.”

All of which should make things very interesting for both the Lamborghini Huracán Performante and the upcoming Ferrari 488 track derivative, especially when you consider McLaren’s claim that the standard 720S already is very nearly as quick as the 675LT was on track.

Such willing confirmation also raises another interesting question: whether other McLarens also will be given the LT treatment, with the smaller Sports Series the most obvious recipient. Flewitt confirmed such a move is being given serious consideration in Woking, although a 570S version might not get to carry the same LT branding.

“There’s huge potential to do that,” Flewitt told us. “I think that a lighter, faster Sports Series has great appeal, although whether it would be an LT or not is another question. But yes, I’m sure there would be an appetite for it.”

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