You will be forgiven for being somewhat confused if you’d read elsewhere the early reviews of this new McLaren 765LT. Some absolutely loved it, others had their admiration under far closer control, largely because they said they found it to be far from friendly on the limit which, in this kind of car, is a big problem. One even complained it had too much steering feel, which I found curious.
Initially it seemed that the reason was down to conditions, those who drove it on a dry, smooth circuit preferring it more than someone who drove it on a damp or bumpy track. And that would appear to be its fault: this, after all, is a car most owners will take on track and it should perform in that environment whatever the conditions. But it also has to perform
on the road too, which McLaren did not permit during launch activities.
I have now driven the 765LT in conditions ranging from perfect (warm, dry Silverstone) to diabolical (cold, wet Castle Combe) and hundreds of miles between the two so I am now in some position to give a reliable verdict.