The 650S is part of McLaren Automotive’s Super Series, and therefore distinct from the slightly tamer (though still extremely fast) Sports Series models.

Like every supercar the company has ever built since it was founded in 2010, it’s a two-seater based on a carbon fibre structure called the Monocell, has scissordoors and uses a version of the 3.8-litre twin turbocharged V8 petrol engine known internally as the M838T. It will cost you around £200,000.

Media reaction to the 650S has been overwhelmingly positive. The general view is that it is better, or at least more interesting, to drive than the mechanically similar MP4-12C which it replaced in 2014, as well as being able to challenge most other high-performance sports cars on the market.