This is the McLaren 650S. It's the latest high-performance supercar from McLaren, designed and produced at the astonishing McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Surrey, in southern England.
We took a rare look inside McLaren's home -- designed by the same architect as Apple's new spaceship campus -- to see how highly skilled mechanics and an obsessive eye for detail help create some of the world's best supercars.
For one, McLaren's factory is a crisp, clean, all-white affair. It's a far cry from the loud, smoky, oily floor of Nissan's plant. I didn't even have to wear ear defenders in McLaren's building.
While Nissan relies on humans to work side-by-side with armies of robots to produce its cars, McLaren's are all built by hand and tested by the human eye.
Of course, Nissan is producing hundreds of cars every hour for all corners of the globe. McLaren meanwhile will only make eight cars a day, at max capacity, each of which is built to order. It's a very different type of manufacturing.
The lake outside isn't just for appearance's sake. These huge pipes circulate lake water throughout the building to act as natural coolant -- particularly for the huge wind tunnels that lie beneath the ground.
Along the boulevard are parked classic cars from McLaren's lengthy history. Shown here is the Austin 7, the car in which Bruce McLaren, the company's founder, made his racing debut at the age of 14 in 1952.
This is one of the scale models McLaren used as part of the research and development of the P1. It's subjected to high winds in the wind tunnels to test the aerodynamic qualities of the curves of the body.
The retractable roof on the Spider model is installed and tested. The Spider weighs marginally more than the standard Coupe, but what could be better than cruising through Tuscan countryside, with the roof down to feel the sun on your face? Nothing, that's what.
The bulk of the painting is done by these chaps wearing slightly terrifying-looking air filtration suits. Unlike most car manufacturers, McLaren insists that all of its paintwork is done by hand, and not by robots.
McLaren explained to me that the different colours of the bulbs are to give an indication of how the paint will look in different conditions around the world -- with different settings for London, the Middle East and New York.