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Edwin Pun on timeless designs, embracing life’s challenges, and the thrill of sitting behind the wheel of a McLaren 720S Spider

“I appreciate design that is purposeful and embodies the principle of timelessness,” says Edwin Pun. It’s an ethos that’s perhaps unsurprising to those who know Pun, director of business development at Keyestone Properties. Far from resting on his laurels, Pun, who joined the family business after completing his studies in the United States, possesses an enviable work ethic, balancing the company’s commercial and residential portfolios while pursuing his passion for design.

His preferred design aesthetic translates to his love of supercars, where he is drawn to “very sleek silhouettes and spellbound by dark coloured cars.”

With these preferences in mind, Pun gravitated towards the new McLaren 720S Spider. The 720S is available in three specifications, with two new colourways—Belize Blue and Aztec Gold—completing a palette of 23.

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The 720S Spider boasts a bespoke carbon fibre body and the addition of a new retractable hard top. It is the lightest in its class, weighing in at just 49kg more than the coupé. The convertible supercar combines the brand’s super series performance with the allure of top-down, open-air driving. “Getting behind the wheel of a supercar gives me an exhilarating fear, but once you get the hang of it, it inspires confidence quickly,” says Pun.

With its four litre, twin turbocharged V8 engine, the 720S Spider is the flagship offering of the British car manufacturer's Super Series range, offering high-performance and a luxurious design and functionality. The 720S goes from zero to 100km/h in just 2.9 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 341km/h with the roof raised.

When asked what phrase outlines his approach to life, Pun responds: “full speed ahead. To me, there’s an adventurous undertone, yet there’s still a certainty of where you want to end up. You take a leap of faith, trust your instinct and enjoy the process of driving a car that will give you a remarkable experience along the journey”.

“I think this phrase resonates with my life now, especially this year,” Pun continues, explaining that despite the challenges this year has brought, Pun has felt fortunate to celebrate life’s special moments, from the birth of his niece to the privilege of joining Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Distinguished Speaker Series, fulfilling his dream to give back to academia.

“These things have catapulted me into a rapid, upward trajectory,” he says. “My line of work requires me to constantly reinvent myself and our developments, to come up with new experiences for end users. Seeing these ideas unfold and seeing the users connect with them gives me the most excitement and gratification.”

Learn more about the McLaren 720S Spider here

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