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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.

Photo courtesy of McLaren Automotive

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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Mecum Auctions is ready for 2022

The Mecum Kissimmee Auction will feature a handful of rare, low-mileage supercars.

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Today marks the end of 2021, and 2022 is looking to be an exciting one for auto enthusiasts. Mecum Auctions, one of the most prominent and popular automotive auction companies around, is ready for the year with its Kissimmee 2022 auction. Though the event takes place over an eleven-day period, the automotive portion of the auction takes place from January 6 through January 16 in Kissimmee, FL.

2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale Low-mileage exotics are just the start. Mecum

Many auto auctions feature impressive vehicles, and this one is no exception. Everything from a 725-mile 2016 Pagani Huayra to a crew of classic Corvettes will cross the block, and there will be a few full-collection auctions. The Don Salmon Collection features 62 American muscle cars, including Corvettes, Impalas, Mustangs, and more. The Gary Thomas Collection is on offer as well, featuring 33 Ford and Shelby vehicles.

In addition to classic American cars, a collection of six low-mileage supercars are on offer, including #100/106 McLaren Speedtail with just 194 miles, a 2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale with 57 miles, a 2021 Ferrari 812 GTS with 138 miles, and a 2021 Ferrari F8 Spider with 66 miles. Two Mercedes-AMG cars join that impressive group, including a 2018 AMG GT R and a 2020 AMG GT R.

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe As usual, the auction will feature several rare American muscle cars. Mecum

If you're hoping to bid on a lot at the auction, registration is available online and on-site at the event. The cost to register is $200, but if you just want to look around, you can buy a general admission ticket for $20 in advance or $30 at the door.

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Dodge offers upgrades that push power to 885 ponies in some models.

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The world may be going electric, but Dodge is still offering plenty of support to owners of its famed Hellcat muscle cars. Today, the automaker announced a program to provide factory-backed performance parts for SRT Hellcat cars. The components can be ordered and installed by one of Dodge's "Power Broker" dealerships.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Dodge's packages include graphics for the Challenger.Dodge

Called Direct Connection, the service is Dodge's official source for performance parts and other components. Dodge offers two kits for Challenger SRT models: Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye cars can be upgraded to 885 horsepower and the standard Hellcat can be pushed to 750 ponies. In all, Direct Connection offers 14 kits for the Challenger and 13 race-ready kits. There are also four graphics packages for the Challenger Mopar Drag Park model.

Because of their connections with the company that designed and built the cars in the first place, factory-backed tuning and performance operations are usually top-notch. Dodge's program offers live technical support and an online catalog that allows users to mix and match performance parts using the site's "recipes." All parts that are installed or replaced by a certified Dodge dealer do not interfere with the cars' three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty or the five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Direct Connection Challenger Performance Parts | Dodge youtu.be

If Dodge-approved performance parts get you excited, you don't have long left to wait. The kits will go on sale late in the first quarter of 2022. The Dodge Power Brokers dealer network will also start around that time.

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