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McLaren 720S named most beautiful supercar of 2018

Written by: Neil

Supercars are generally pretty beautiful; you get the odd minger but overall, they’re pretty lush. The Petrol News office is regularly a hotbed of debate and one of the occasional topics is ‘best looking supercar’.

Obviously, there can be no definitive answer but one model – the McLaren 720S – received a massive vote boost this week when it was named ‘most beautiful supercar of the year 2017’ at the Festival Automobile International in Paris, which is basically Paris Fashion Week for cars.

Now in its 33rd year, the annual ceremony took place next to the famous Hôtel des Invalides, in front of more than 600 invited guests.

The winner of the award was decided by a jury of 17 members from a diverse range of industries, who chose the 720S ahead of some lovely looking rivals such as Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage, Ferrari’s Portofino and the Porsche Panamera.

David Gilbert, managing director for McLaren Automotive in Europe, said the award win was “another great achievement and honour for everyone at McLaren Automotive”.

He added: “Since its unveiling at the 2017 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.”

Outside of its looks, the 720S has been praised for its superb ride and chassic control as much as its superb performance, which can see it dart from zero to 60mph in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 212mph.

It comes at a price though. The cheapest 720S will set you back more than £200,000, and that’s before you look at the higher-spec Performance and Luxury trims.

Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, comments: “The 720S is an absolute triumph and it’s so great to see it getting the recognition is truly deserves.”

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