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MrJWW left speechless by “incredible” new $358k McLaren 765LT

Published: 29/Sep/2020 11:52

by Kieran Bicknell

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With the release of their all-new ‘long tail’ (LT) car, the 765LT, McLaren is looking to once-again recalibrate customers’ expectations of a road car. YouTuber MrJWW got hands-on with the new McLaren 765LT, and revealed the stats of this insane $358k supercar.

When the McLaren 720s was unveiled for the first time during 2017, it completely rewrote the rulebook of what a road-going supercar was capable of doing. Now, McLaren is going after their own title with the all-new McLaren 765LT.

YouTuber MrJWW is well-known for his no-nonsense approach to supercar reviews, and his video with the 765LT is no exception. In all honesty, there is no need for fancy presenting styles here – the stats of the car alone are enough to boggle the mind.

JWW Drives McLaren 765LT
YouTube: MrJWW
The on-track performance of the new McLaren 765LT left MrJWW speechless.

“It resembles a posh cheese grater”

JWW admits he is “almost nervous” to drive the car for the first time, after how shockingly good its predecessor – the 675LT – was. “The ethos is less weight, more power – which is music to any petrolheads ear”

Weighing in at an incredible 80kg less than the 720s, the new LT has the performance to match its aggressive styling. Powered by a 754hp twin-turbo V8, the 765LT does 0-60 in just 2.6 seconds, and 0-124 mph a full second quicker than a Porsche GT2 RS.

It’s also the first time McLaren has ever used a fully-titanium exhaust system. Culminating in a striking quad-shotgun-style rear exit which combined with the rear engine panel “resembles a very posh cheese grater.”

“Unbelievable speed”

Out on the track, JWW is left speechless by the shocking performance of the 765LT. On the long straight at Silverstone Circuit, he reaches “unbelievable speed” before running out of things to say. Eventually, he admits “I can’t… I don’t know if I’ve ever been in a car that does that [speed] there!”

The performance even completely gets the better of him within a lap, saying to the camera “I’m just going to shut up and point you forwards!”

“Look, I know I say this a lot with McLaren [cars] but you know what… they’ve gone and done it again. It’s gob-smacking on the track, what it must be like on the road… I don’t know!”

With a summary like that, we wouldn’t be too surprised to see a 765LT end up in the JWW garage soon.

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The insane tech inside GMC’s new $100,000 Hummer EV pickup

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:25

by Kieran Bicknell

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When GM announced that the next Hummer was going to be electric, few believed them. Fast forward to 2020, and the all-new Hummer is indeed fully electric, and packed to the brim with crazy technology, as YouTuber Doug DeMuro discovered.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are all the rage at the moment. With the state of California announcing the ban of combustion-engined (petrol & diesel) cars from 2035 and the entire country of England doing the same, the race is on for manufacturers to bring EVs to the masses.

While GM’s new Hummer isn’t aimed at the masses – since it starts at $100,000 – it is a massive step for the company. It becomes even more significant when you realize precious Hummers were gas-guzzling behemoths, though this one isn’t exactly small.

Doug DeMuro with Hummer EV
YouTube: Doug DeMuro
The Hummer’s light bar at the front doubles up as both an illumination device and a charging status bar.

Doug DeMuro reviews the 2020 Hummer EV

YouTuber Doug DeMuro is no stranger to reviewing prototype vehicles, and that’s exactly what he has his hands on for his October 29 video.

While he was unable to drive the Hummer on the open road, he still got to delve deep into the interesting tech and design of the new EV.

With an all-electric range of 350 miles, the Hummer is ideal for everyday driving. Coupled with an ever-increasing EV charging network, and the possibility of an electric-only lifestyle becomes very real indeed.

Features of the 2020 Hummer EV

The light bar on the front of the Hummer is instantly recognizable, but its coolest element is initially hidden. When plugged in to charge, the light bar turns into a battery charge gauge, showing just how much charge is in the battery.

Inside, the interior is firmly rooted in 21st-century design, and represents a “big departure from anything else on the market today.” Screens adorn the cabin, with the instrument cluster and infotainment being a fully-digital affair.

The rear window of the Hummer can be lowered, while there are plenty of hidden storage compartments throughout. These are especially useful in the summer, as it allows drivers to park with the windows down, without their valuables being on show.

Not only does the back window roll down, but the entire roof comes off. Called the ‘sky view roof’ the roof comes off into four components, leaving just a roll bar and the windows.

Power for the Hummer EV comes from three electric motors, which result in mind-boggling performance. According to GM, a performance version will be coming that will hit 60mph in less than three seconds. That’s always impressive, but even more so given the size and squared-off shape of the truck.

The first ‘Edition 1’ models are all spoken for, with deliveries aiming to begin during fall 2021. With numerous other variants confirmed by GM, it will be interesting to see how widely-adopted the Hummer EV becomes.