Although reports are describing the photo above as a leak, the presence of snap-happy guests in the background suggests McLaren isn't too fussed about its new second-generation Super Series car appearing early.
Very early, in fact, with the new car's official Geneva motor show debut still some six weeks away.
Details of the new model first came just days into the new year, with McLaren handing down a studio shot of the Monocage II bodyshell that will live inside the skin of its new Super Series models.
Above: the 650S that this new '720S' is expected to replace
Then, only a week ago, McLaren released a tightly cropped shot of a tail lamp, active wing and carbon-fibre-wrapped body elements, promising a notable improvement in aerodynamics and cooling efficiency.
Little else is known about the new model, although the rumoured 720S name, if true, would point to a power figure of 720hp - or about 536kW. That's up from 478kW, coming courtesy of what's expected to be a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, replacing the current 3.8-litre engine features across the McLaren range.
The so-called 720S will debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Watch for all the details to come then, and catch our earlier coverage at the links below.
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