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Front-Engined McLaren 765LT Is the Ferrari 812 Rival We Need

Ever since it returned to building road cars back in 2011, McLaren has been expanding its lineup. The process has been a success, leading to a wonderful variety of go-fast machines for both the road and the track. However, there's one thing Woking hasn't been able to do and that's entering the front-engined stage. Well, the rendering we have here, which targets the 765LT, aims to change that.
Front-Engined McLaren 765LT rendering 5 photos
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The British automotive producer's carbon monocoque means all its products, from the now-retired P1 hybrid hypercar to the "softer" GT come in mid-engined form. Nevertheless, as this independent pixel work clearly shows, McLaren's styling language would clearly be fit for a front-engined proposal - we can thank digital label J.B.Cars for the captivating work that now occupies our screens.

In fact, some of you might just take a look at the virtual proposal we have here and feel this is even more appealing than the actual, engine-behind-the-seats 765 Longtail, especially as far as the rear view is concerned.

Note that the said label didn't stick to relocating the engine and this the passenger cell. As such, the front apron is now slightly different, with the "eye sockets" of the supercar being left behind in favor of a more traditional approach that doesn't mix light clusters and airflow manipulation.

Now, developing a second platform from scratch couldn't be justified for a single model. So if McLaren were to come up with such hardware, the architecture would probably have to serve the replacement for the GT, as well as other, even spicier models that would battle it out with the likes of the Ferrari 812 Superfast and the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. And yes, this imaginary battle highlights the fact that, despite its front-engined GT tradition, Lamborghini is also absent from this side of the market.

For the record, McLaren's mid-engined supercars are among the coziest in their segments, so the DNA for such an expansion is already there.



 
 
 
 
 

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