McLaren recently revealed their new Ferrari fighter, the 755LT. The LT stands for “Longtail” and pays homage to the Le Mans winning McLaren F1 GTR. Inside the elongated vehicle is a twin turbocharged V8 good for a devilish 666 hp and 516 lb ft of torque. The 755LT uses lightweight materials such as titanium and carbon fiber for massive weight savings, allowing the car to sprint from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 205 mph. More info at the official McLaren site.
The McLaren 12C is a wicked ride, but if you prefer a convertible you’ll want the 12C Spider. Losing the roof only reduces the Spider’s top speed by three miles per hour (204 mph) and 0-62 mph is achieved in a mere 3.1 seconds. The 2013 Spider has the same 3.8L twin-turbocharged V8 as its roofed sibling, packing a menacing 616 hp (24 more than the original 12C). McLaren is best known for their F1 cars and much of their racing technology is present in this car – so without a roof over your head, you’ll certainly feel like you’re on an F1 circuit driving this beast. Only problem, it’ll cost you around $275k.
McLaren and Ferrari have had a long rivalry in the F1 circuit, but that fight has now been brought to the street. The McLaren MP4-12C takes dead aim at the Ferrari 458 Italia and certainly lands some blows. For starters, the chassis of this supercar is based around a single-piece carbon “MonoCell” which essentially looks like a carbon fiber tub. This helps the McLaren maintain it’s lean 3,161 lb curb weight and also provides strength and stability. You’re going to want that stability when you tap into the 592 hp twin-turbo V8 engine – which will get you from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds. This car is no joke, top speed for the MP4-12C is around 205 mph and the starting price is $229k.