With the replacement for the 650S, McLaren has made a significant
styling change at the front end, moving away from designs around the
headlights which reflect their badge and going for a far simpler, more
aggressive approach, aerodynamics trumping aesthetics to a degree.
Another interesting feature is a narrow valley which runs all around
waist of the car which gradually deepens to incorporate engine air
intakes. We can also see a few nods to the F1 road car of the 1990s,
with triangular vent panels on the sides and a familiar roof line. That
roof is largely covered in dark smoked panels, flanked with very subtle carbon framing and what
really grabs the eye more than anything is the colour, a candy
red/orange shade which McLaren calls ‘Azores’ and which really pops
under bright light.....