The 620R starts at £250,000 even before you add the MSO-developed R Pack, which, among aesthetic elements, adds a titanium SuperSports exhaust and a functional roof scoop, all for an extra £25,000.

Compared with, say, the outgoing 911 GT3 RS, which cost around £140,000 when released in 2018, the McLaren is expensive. It is, though, limited to just 255 examples and arguably goes further than either Porsche’s GT3 RS or the pricier GT2 RS in its adoption of race-car technologies. Both the 488 Pista and the recently announced Lamborghini Huracán STO – perhaps the 620R’s closest spiritual rival – cost around £250,000, so in fairness McLaren has considered its market sensibly.

620R is forecast to retain 54% of its original value after three years, versus 49% for the Lamborghini Huracan EVO and 39% for the AMG GT R Pro

In terms of the day-to-day running of the car, it’s worth noting that if you go for the manually adjustable track-spec suspension, you lose the nose lift function, which in our experience is worth having for any McLaren likely to see speed bumps more than very infrequently.

Servicing, meanwhile, despite the car’s GT4 pedigree, is no different from that of any other series-production McLaren, with maintenance intervals of around 9000 miles or 15 months, whichever is sooner. Lastly, McLaren does not include any track support with the 620R, although the car is regarded as an excellent starting point in which to explore the brand’s Pure track driving programme, which involves professional coaching and hospitality at many of the best circuits in the world. All for a price, naturally.

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