McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris picks the 765LT Spider from MSO

The supercar is finished in Carbon Blue with yellow accents to match his helmet.

McLaren introduced the 720S-based 765LT Spider nearly two years ago, and while the 750S is now officially launched, the British sports car brand isn’t finished delivering the track-focused convertible. The last customer to hold the keys to a long-tailed spider is none other than Formula 1 driver Lando Norris. It is one of just 765 units produced and features some unique touches from McLaren Special Operations (MSO) along with plenty of carbon fibre.

New video released by McLaren Automotive on Youtube It shows the 23-year-old racing driver traveling to Woking to pick up his prized possession finished in Carbon Blue. Now, you might be wondering why the 765LT Spider was ordered in a left-hand drive specification considering that Lando is British. However, he no longer lives in the UK after he moved to Monaco a few years ago.

Those contrasting yellow accents on the brake calipers and bodywork are a nod to his helmet, while the four stripes tie in his racing number. Just so everyone knows who this car is for, there are “LN” logos embroidered into the headrests. Additionally, a private nameplate states that the 765LT has been “commissioned exclusively for Lando Norris by MSO,” without disclosing the build number.

Special touches concluded with the signatures of several people involved in the car’s resurrection, including Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing. While Lando opted for a convertible, fellow F1 driver Carlos Sainz got a coupe at the start of the year. Although both are supercars, they are very different because the 765LT has a twin-turbo V8 while the 812 Competizione uses a naturally aspirated V12.

This 4.0-liter engine is good for 755 horsepower and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque delivered to the wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It helps the McLaren 765LT reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.8 seconds and 124 mph (200 km/h) in 7.2 seconds on its way to 205 mph (330 km/h).

Although McLaren now has an electrified V6, it won’t be giving up eight-cylinder power anytime soon. It’s struck a deal with engine manufacturer Ricardo for a new hybrid V8 that will go into future supercars, and hopefully a supercar too.

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