The McLaren 720S has been crowned the Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year 2017 at the Festival Automobile International Awards.
The thirty-third edition of the so-called “Fashion Week for cars” took place next to the famous Hôtel des Invalides, with the 17-member jury picking the 720S against competition from Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage, Ferrari’s Portofino and the Porsche Panamera.
The 720S, which is powered by 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that generates 710 bhp and 568 lb-ft of torque, originally debuted at last year’s Geneva motor show as McLaren’s first-ever replacement of a model family – in this case, the Super Series.
The car also introduced a new interpretation of McLaren’s design language, which is said to be rooted in aerodynamic principles.
Commenting on the award, David Gilbert, McLaren’s managing director in Europe, said: “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.”