McLaren has long been a very prominent British automaker that unceasingly creates countless breakthroughs in the automotive industry. In 1981, they introduced lightweight and powerful carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Later in 1993, they designed and constructed the McLaren F1 road car; after this, the automaker never again built a car without a carbon fibre chassis. And now at the Festival Automobile International in Paris, also known as the “Fashion Week” for cars, their latest masterpiece, the McLaren 720S, was officially dubbed the Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year 2017.
The award ceremony for the Azores Orange colored McLaren 720S had over 600 guests in attendance, and was celebrated right beside the renowned Hôtel des Invalides. This accolade, which crowned the McLaren 720S the Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year 2017, is currently on its thirty-third year. The car was highly praised for its aerodynamic elements and impressive new assimilation of McLaren’s design style, thereby making the 720S the embodiment of the brand’s exceptional performance DNA.
Imparting his thoughts about the award, David Gilbert, Managing Director – Europe at McLaren Automotive, said: “The 720S being awarded the Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year is another great achievement and honour for everyone at McLaren Automotive. Since its unveiling at the 2017 International Geneva Motor Show, the McLaren 720S has received numerous accolades: this award is a further boost for everyone at McLaren, and reflects the superb teamwork by our design group in creating and crafting the lines and proportions of the 720S that attracted recognition from the judges of our design ethos of form following function.”
Being both designed and hand-assembled by the British luxury automaker in Woking, UK. The 720S was acknowledged for its cutting edge design, advanced technology setup, and overall driving performance. It was given the award by a party of 17 distinguished judges that range from various different industries. The 17 judges chose the 720S as the Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year 2017 amidst many fierce competitors such as Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage, Ferrari’s Portofino and the Porsche Panamera.
The 720S is a perfect example of McLaren’s innovativeness and expert engineering: with brilliant new interpretations of McLaren design language that’s based off aerodynamic principles, which gave the supercar a breathtaking form whilst dropping any excessive weight from its body. In addition, the car was equipped with an array of luxury features to grant even the most demanding of customers a pleasurable experience. This second generation McLaren is divided into three separate levels of specification: 720S, 720S Performance and 720S Luxury. The McLaren 720S begins with prices starting from £208,600 (equivalent to $291,564) for the UK market.
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