What should I be paying?
Want a bit of vicarious enjoyment? Of course you do. The list price of the 765LT may be £280,000, but the car you see here was fitted with £113,620 of options. Really. It was a fully loaded demo car, and in practice there’s not much point paying £30,000 for carbon fibre body panels to save 7kg. The stuff you’re more likely to care about if you’re intending to drive the car is mostly free. You can option back in air con, parking sensors, a four-speaker hifi and nose lift without paying a penny. But presumably adding about 30kg. 755bhp will cope with that.
Heavily optioning the 765LT does take it into a different sphere – did someone say Ferrari SF90? A very different, more road-orientated type of car, even if the 765LT has it licked for luggage space.
There’s no point talking lease deals in as rarefied an atmosphere as this. It’s better off considering if the 765LT is a sensible investment. It’s too early to say. The high-end supercar market has softened recently, and only the most desirable cars are holding up. McLaren 720S prices have been dropping due to over supply, and that puts the 765LT on a shaky footing.
Running costs would be painful for most of us, but if you can afford the asking price, a first year road tax bill of £2,175 is cheaper than having carbon fibre front air intakes. And the reality of 17-18mpg (McLaren claims 23.0mpg) is much less of an issue than the fact you’ll be stopping every 200 miles.