Some people may think of the McLaren 650S as the blood child of the 12C and the P1 in terms of its design, but there’s more to the British automaker’s newest baby than meets the (P1’s) eye. This video of the 650S arriving in Monza for some test runs is all the proof you need to conclude that the this supercar has an identity that’s all its own. From those throaty engine starts that sound like a lion’s roar, all the way to those high-speed accelerations and fly-bys, there’s something totally demonic about the 650S.
It’s not the kind that will make children cower in fear, although hearing the supercar roar could do it anyway.
On the contrary, it’s the kind of evil that’ll make grown men pause and wonder what possessed McLaren to build such a machine that’s capable of not only extraordinary power and speed, but actually looks good doing it.
Still not a believer? Turn up the volume and click play. It may seem rather repetitious, but after the first few cranks and starts, you learn to love hearing it over and over again.