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Report: McLaren 720S Long Tail in the works

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AutoIndustriya.com / McLaren | March 16, 2017 13:30

720S LT will be lighter, have more power according to McLaren

A more powerful McLaren 720S is already in the pipeline apparently. After just being launched at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, McLaren is already busy working on the Long Tail (LT) version of the their new flagship.

According to Car and Driver, the British marque has confirmed that it will come with more power than the standard 720S. The 720S Long Tail would supposedly be like the 650S and 675LT that came before; lighter and packing more horses under the hood. This could mean that the 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine found in the new Super Series could produce more than 720 PS.

Aside from having more power, distinct features would likely be found on the exterior as well, possibly a slightly revised aero. McLaren hopes that the LT would be enough to go up against Lamborghini's Huracan Performante and the upcoming Ferrari 488 track version.

Report: McLaren 720S Long Tail in the works

"The 675LT was a huge success. 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,” said Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren.

Aside from the 720S, the less-powerful sibling, the 570S may also get the LT treatment as Flewitt said that the idea of a 570S LT was in serious consideration. For now however, buyers would have to make do with the standard 720S.