Hennessey Performance’s Most Powerful McLaren Ever Is the 1,000-HP 765LT
The modified McLaren will beat a Bugatti Chiron to 60 mph.
The latest, lightest and most powerful ride in McLaren’s racy longtail lineup—the 2021 765LT—was one of four fastest supercars that recently debuted during the pandemic. But Hennessey Performance has already come up with an even crazier HPE1000 package for the limited-edition exotic.
You may be familiar with the Texas tuner’s nomenclature, but it indicates a hike to 1,000 horsepower from 765 through hardware upgrades and a retune of McLaren’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8.
This includes an installation of higher-flow air filters, a stainless steel downpipe, high-flow exhaust componentry, and requisite gaskets and fluids, as well as the remapping of the electronic control unit’s calibration to direct the extra juice.
Why would anyone fork over $24,950 for the HPE1000 package when they’re already paying $358,000 for a supe that’s sub-three in stock form? Because according to Hennessey, they’re build will drop its 60-mph time from a blistering 2.8 seconds to totally insane 2.1 seconds.
That’s three-tenths faster than the almighty $3 million Bugatti Chiron, one of the quickest cars of all time. For a fraction of the price, you’ll be able to beat a Bugatti off the line.
Of course, you’ll first have to secure one of the 765 McLaren 765LTs being produced. If that’s a too tall an order, Hennessey will also trick out the 600LT.