Do you own an iOS or Android device and want a really fun way to kill a few hours of time? Check out the new 650S Design Studio app from McLaren. The app is an easy to use, portable version of an online car configuration tool, but McLaren have added some extra touches to make it special.

Start with picking your car, Spider or Coupe, and then choose your favorite color, wheels and options to create the perfect personalized supercar. Once you finish choosing your options, the fun really begins.

The app has the ability to insert your newly designed 650S into any picture on your device. Take a picture of your garage, and you instantly get to see what it would look like to park a new McLaren at your own house. Make your Facebook friends jealous by putting the new 650S casually into your vacation photos.

To make sure things look as real possible, McLaren claims the app will alter things like shading and reflections to make the photos look as real as possible.

If you would prefer to photobomb yourself with the 12C or the P1, you are out of luck. The app only features the newly announced 650S, but I see no reason why an app update later couldn’t add other cars.

I wonder if I can put the 650S into my wedding photos to make it look like I am marrying a car...

You can pick up the app for Android ’HERE->]. or you can grab the iPad/iPhone app HERE

Editor’s Note: I personally tried the app on Android (my results above), and it works very well!

Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren 650S Coupe and Spider.

McLaren 650S Coupe and Spider

2015 McLaren 650S Spider High Resolution Exterior
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The McLaren 650S is a faster, tauter version of the McLaren 12C. This "new" car is built on the same basic shell as the 12C, but features some revised exterior details pulled from the P1 as well as a more powerful engine.

Horsepower has been boosted to 640 horsepower (650PS) and performance has risen accordingly. Top speed is now quoted at 207 mph, and the 0-60 run is dispatched in less than 3 seconds.

If you wanted a faster McLaren, but couldn’t quite spring for the P1, the 650S is your answer. And the even sell it in a topless Spider version.

Christian Moe
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Press Release

Following the global unveil of the McLaren 650S Coupé and 650S Spider at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show, McLaren Automotive has announced the launch of the McLaren 650S Design Studio tablet app.

2015 McLaren 650S Spider Exterior AutoShow
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The McLaren 650S tablet app enables users to configure a dream specification for the 650S Spider by selecting from the official paint, wheel and exterior carbon fibre options available.

Once the user has explored the full breadth of personalisation options available for the McLaren 650S, and is happy with the final look, they can then place the car into any desired location using the device’s photo gallery. The in-built functionality of the app will detect a range of backgrounds to adjust lighting and reflections accordingly, ensuring the final image looks as realistic as possible.

So whether it is the bright lights of Times Square in New York at night, Monaco’s famous marina, Shanghai city centre at dusk, or even the user’s own driveway, the McLaren 650S tablet app offers the chance to create the ultimate McLaren 650S Spider in the ultimate location.

‘Fans of McLaren will be able to use the innovative app to create some genuinely beautiful pieces of artwork with the 650S Spider,’ explained Frank Stephenson, Design Director at McLaren Automotive.

Images can then be shared across the various McLaren Automotive official social media channels – and (@McLarenAuto) - using the hashtag #mymclaren. The best images submitted will then be selected to feature on the official McLaren Automotive website

‘The McLaren 650S is the latest addition to our range and is another groundbreaking and beautiful supercar, engineered with the latest innovations in powertrain, suspension and aerodynamic technology,’ said Director of Sales and Marketing, Greg Levine. ‘In order to match that innovation, this app offers our fans the chance to closely interact with the car and explore their dreams of the McLaren 650S. They will certainly have a great deal of fun in the process by creating highly original images which they can share with fellow McLaren fans around the world.”

The McLaren 650S itself joins the range as an additional model alongside the 12C and sold-out McLaren P1™, and learns from both models as well as 50 years of competing in the highest levels of motorsport. Available as a fixed-head coupé or as a Spider, with a retractable folding hard top, the McLaren 650S promises to redefine the high performance supercar segment, and has been designed and developed to provide the ultimate in driver engagement on the road and on the race track.

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