I’m almost embarrassed to divert your attention away from the mighty new McLaren 720S and all of its eye-grabbing looks and statistics.

But try to divert your attention I will, if only for a moment, because I love an irreverent (and possibly irrelevant) aside as much as anyone.

Not that you’ve been counting, but in the build up to the launch of the 720S the height of all speculation was around the name, which of course also gives away the power figure.

Before leaked pictures carrying the nameplate ended the tease once and for all last week, people had been guessing here there and everywhere. But only now do I realise, by the most tenuous of ways, McLaren were in on the act.