The McLaren 720S beat strong competition to win the Sportscar of the Year 2017 at the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers’ Awards. The car, unveiled at the 2017 International Geneva Motor Show, is the first model in the second-generation Super Series range and has been extensively praised for its exhilarating driving experience combined with unparalleled innovation and state-of-the-art British engineering.
Stephen Park, President of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, commented: “In no segment is the price span as broad as this one but this year one brand returns to the winner’s board and deservedly so. In terms of innovation, technology and exhilaration, this is a sportscar like no other and a huge testament to British design and engineering know-how.”
Commenting on the awards, David Gilbert, Managing Director – Europe at McLaren Automotive said: “The McLaren 720S is the heart of the McLaren brand and for it to be named Sportscar of the Year 2017 is a great honour. The second-generation Super Series offers the widest breadth of ability of any McLaren, combined with a stunning new interpretation of our design language and a wealth of luxury features to satisfy the most demanding customers. I’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the team back in Woking for delivering a world-class product, as well as thank our retail partner, McLaren Glasgow, for their continuous support.”
This recognition marks a second consecutive year of success for the McLaren brand at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards, the McLaren 570S having claimed the prestigious Design and Innovation Award in 2016. The McLaren 720S, which is priced from R5 800 000, is available to purchase in South Africa from McLaren Johannesburg and McLaren Cape Town.