The 720’s dramatic dihedral doors are cut deep into the spine of the roof, and can be specified with glass top panels. Add to that the rest of the glass roof reaching down behind you to the rear wing which now extends the full width of the car, and you are operating in a pilot-style glass canopy, with decent rear and three-quarter views, which is miraculous for a supercar.
At the rear, the bodywork forms a cathedral to aerodynamics once again, with tunnels, arches, lips and channels guiding, sucking and pulling air around the car. It’s incredibly sexy, with echoes of the P1’s sculpted lines reverberating round the twin exhausts, set high in the car.
Inside, we had the Luxury trim level, which gives you more leather covering areas such as the dashboard, and rear luggage area. It comes in more subtle tones, without splashes of Alcantara interrupting. We also had the optional carbon-fibre sill protectors (£2,620), exposed carbon-fibre parts in the bodywork (£3,990), the Bowers and Wilkins 12-speaker audio system (£3,540), vehicle lift to raise the nose (£2,070), McLaren track telemetry (£2,160) and about four grand’s worth of parking sensors and cameras, which you really won’t need in a car with this much visibility.
Under the bonnet, there’s far more luggage space than the 650S has, due to a lower floor; we fitted in two carry-on suitcases, and there’s room for a third on the lipped shelf behind the seats.