McLaren 765LT lap time at Motortrend Figure-8

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2020 McLaren 765LT finished a lap of Motortrend Figure-8 in 22.3 seconds.

Track Motortrend Figure-8
Type flying start
Vehicle McLaren 765LT
Power / weight 765 ps / 1368 kg
Time 0:22.300
Submitted 2 years ago by fakekillerfour
Source Motortrend magazine (United States)
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Reference:   Image of source Motortrend - 2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Full Test: A Remarkably Serious Exotic

Porsche 918 Spyder0:22.20-0.1
Porsche 911 GT30:22.10-0.2
Huracán Performante0:22.20-0.1
McLaren 600LT0:22.20-0.1
McLaren 765LT0:22.30
McLaren 675LT0:22.40+0.1
Porsche 911 Turbo S0:22.50+0.2
Corvette Z060:22.50+0.2
Porsche 911 GT3 0:22.50+0.2
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TypeF173  8m ago

So, let me get this straight? Motortrend performed this Figure of 8 but then what? Ran out of time to perform acceleration plus other tests? I mean just WTF are McLaren playing at? It makes ZERO sense? Shaking my head.

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hostboy  2y ago

Just .6 sec quicker than SS1LE Camaro around the track. Stupid.

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Tommi95  2y ago

The reference is wrong though


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196ss  2y ago

if you read the article carefully, you'll see that 765LT laptime mentions there.

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SpeedKing  2y ago

"To give you some idea of how elite 22.2/22.3 seconds is, the 755-hp, 3,093-pound McLaren 765LT takes 22.3 seconds. So yes, both Lamborghinis are world-class handlers. Remember, straight-line acceleration grabs all the headlines, but the figure-eight test is what matters when you get out and actually drive."

Proves one thing ie. the phenomenal acceleration of the 765LT doesn't guarantee a really fast lap time. Wait till they get their hands on a STO and you'll see a sub 22 sec lap :)

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196ss  2y ago @SpeedKing

It should be understood, that MT Figure-8 is not a race track in the usual sense. It's just two circles with a diameter of 200 ft exposed from the cones. It can be installed anywhere, so the level of grip isn't constant, and some deviations in the distance are also possible.
And even if MT conducts tests at the same time and in the same place, F-8 laptimes are still not very indicative for cars of such as 765LT and Huracan STO. Since the average speed on the "track" is usually about 40-45 mph, they simply don't have the opportunity to use their strengths in terms of power and downforce. I'll even assume that STO on the F-8 would be slower than Evo and Performante since it lacks AWD.
It will be much more interesting to see what STO can show on real GP tracks.

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SpeedKing  2y ago @196ss

Fair point and therefore the figure eight is of little value in determining how fast cars can lap real racetracks...

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Corvolet3  2y ago

Kinda bad.


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realstats  2y ago

its not really a good indicator of track performance this track. (e.g) the 600lt has a better time than the 720s yet is slower on every other track. overall, on the few tracks the 765lt has been on its results were disappointing