Texas-based Hennessey Performance has announced the development of a tuning kit for the McLaren 765LT. The coupe is promised to boost up to 1000 horsepower with a three-year warranty or 58 thousand kilometers, unprecedented for such projects.
The secret of a long-term guarantee by the standards of forced supercars is simple. According to Hennessey Performance boss John Hennessy, McLaren is understating the performance of the 765LT supercar. The manufacturer speaks about 765 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque, but at the dyno in Texas the supercar showed 775 horsepower “from the wheels”, that is, the actual output is at least 110 horsepower more than stated.
The remaining 130-140 horsepower is removed from the 4.0-liter “biturbo-eight” by flashing the electronic control unit, installing more efficient air filters and replacing the exhaust system. A simple upgrade allows you to remove 1014 horsepower from the McLaren M840T engine! The torque of the unit is not named.
Hennessey Performance emphasizes that no refinement of the transmission is required, and after forcing the McLaren 765LT becomes “crazy fast”, because the acceleration from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour is reduced from 2.8 to 2.1 seconds. The project of American tuners does not imply modernization of the exterior, interior and chassis: only decorative plates will remind about tuning.
The price of the Hennessey Performance tuning kit for the McLaren 765LT is known: the modifications cost $ 24,950. Inexpensive compared to the starting price of a supercar. It will hardly be possible to put the force on the stream, because McLaren will release only 765 two-doors.