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McLaren Tech Club reveals how the 765LT has 25% more downforce than the 720S

The car delivers more sound to the cabin than the 720S thanks to speciality engineering.

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The third episode of the McLaren Tech Club series features Design Director Rob Melville share the secrets of the aggressive design of the new 765LT sports car. Its advanced design and engineering allow it to have 25 percent more downforce than the McLaren 720S.

The 720S replaced the 650S in 2017. Its lighter body and stiffer frame made it an impressive addition to the supercar manufacturer's lineup. Its body is made of a single piece of carbon fiber that includes the roof- innovation first seen on the McLaren P1. Its dihedral doors and fierce rear light signature gave the 720S unique personality while its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine delivered heart-racing energy.

McLaren 765LT The car has 25-percent more downforce than the McLaren 720S.Photo courtesy of McLaren Automotive

McLaren has taken the engineering of the 720S and improved upon it in the new 765LT. Melville describes the 756LT as the ultimate LT driving experience in the film, telling how key features like the optional louvers impact the way the car moves over the street in such a way to minimize the impact of air.

The short also points out that the polycarbonate rear screen and C-pillars are designed to reduce the overall weight of the car as well as offer a 360-degree field of view for the driver- something the 720S also has. The car's engine mounts and polycarbonate glazing allow for engine noise to flood the cabin.

Designers at the McLaren Composite Technology Centre have given the car a carbon fiber active rear wing, which delivers much of the vehicle's downforce. There's also a fresh front splitter. on the aggressive front end and side air intakes.

McLaren says that the car gets to 100 km/h from a standstill in 2.7 seconds and to 200 km/h in 7.2 seconds.

Melville makes it clear, every part of the 765LT is executed with purpose and centered around the drive experience.

Watch the full McLaren Tech Club film below to see exactly what Melville is talking about.

McLaren Tech Club - Episode 3 - 765LT Design: Explored www.youtube.com

See other McLaren Tech Club videos on YouTube and read more about the series here on AutomotiveMap.com.

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Balmain's Creative Director Olivier Rousteing is a Porsche fan.

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What does it mean to "drive defined"? A new series of videos from Porsche and the Creative Director of the Paris fashion label Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, explorers the meaning of the phrase. Rousteing says that he's been "fascinated" by Porsche since childhood.

The designer, who grew up in France, worked at Roberto Cavalli before becoming the Creative Director at Balmain in 2011. The powerhouse fashion brand was founded in 1945 and was previously lead by Oscar de la Renta. Modern Balmain designs feature elements of French couture mixed with Asian influence. In 2019, the brand launched the KYLIE X BALMAIN, a makeup collaboration with social media influencer Kylie Jenner.

Olivier Rousteing sits in a Porsche Panamera during the filming of the short.Photo courtesy of Porsche AG

The short videos, published on Porsche's social media channels and on Rousteing's Instagram feed, focus on Rousteing's powerful inner driving force. In a release, the luxury car manufacturer says that there are "many similarities between the fashion designer and the sports car brand" including boundary pushing and an eye toward the tradition-rich history of the company Rousteing leads into the modern age.

"Olivier Rousteing is not just an authentic Porsche enthusiast, he is also a perfect fit for us with his desire to make Balmain a modern brand with the highest standards of quality and luxury," says Jelena Batic who is responsible for the cooperation at Porsche. "Together, we explore his exceptional driving force in the films by examining the connection between the worlds of sports cars and fashion, which creates relevance for our existing customers, as well as for younger and female target groups."

The series kicked off with a video featuring the Porsche Panamera. It was just the first step in a planned, longer collaboration between Rousteing and Porsche. Further aspects of the partnership are expected to be made public in due course.

Watch the first video below.

Drive Defined with Olivier Rousteing www.youtube.com

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The final versions of the McLaren 620R have been delivered to the U.S.

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McLaren recently shipped its last Sports Series cars to the U.S., marking the end of production of the popular models that have been staples of the luxury carmaker's lineup for the last half-decade. Over 8,500 cars were sold globally.

The Sports Series debuted in 2015 with the 570S, and also included the 540C, 570S Spider, 570GT, 600LT coupe, 600LT Spider, and 620R. The final examples of the series were built at the company's Woking, U.K. headquarters at the end of 2020. The 620R was the last off the line.

The McLaren 620R is a road legal version of a race car. It's based on the McLaren 570S GT4 and uses motorsport technology without the restriction of racing regulations. It is the most powerful Sports Series model ever, with a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 producing 611 brake horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque.

Final examples of the McLaren 620R

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The 620R shares aerodynamic hardware with the 570S GT4, creating 408-pounds of downforce at 155 mph. It can handle the road (and you can hear it coming) thanks to its wider track, carbon ceramic brakes and center locking wheels, and low-exit stainless steel sports exhaust.

"As the McLaren range has matured, we've tailored our North American model line-up to closely match customers' requirements, with a car suitable for every personality," explained Tony Joseph, President, McLaren, the Americas. "Limited-numbers models with the highest levels of performance – cars like the 620R, which feels like a race car on the street or at a track day - are in demand not only because of the driving experience they offer but because they have even greater exclusivity. You can see how this has played out with the 765LT as well, with all of the available volume sold."

Of the 225 examples of the 620R produced, only 70 were slated for the North American market. All North American 620R models come with a special MSO upgrade package that features a gloss finish Visual Carbon Fibre roof with a roof scoop to maximize engine intake and exhaust sound, MSO Defined gloss finish carbon fibre roof cantrails and the McLaren Track Telemetry system with lap time function and three cameras to record on-track performance.

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