Meet the McLaren Elva – a US$1.6-million roadster
McLaren has just pulled the wraps off the Elva, an extreme roadster that boasts more than 800-horsepower under the hood.
McLaren announced the new roofless roadster as part of the Ultimate Series – a line of the automotive marquis most powerful motors.
The model takes inspiration from the McLaren Elvas of the 1960s, which were designed by Bruce McLaren (the brand’s namesake).
The Elva has no roof, windscreen or side windows, which is supposed to provide the driver with an "immersive and enthralling experience." Elsewhere the Elva has titanium quad-exit exhaust system, as well as a highly-aerodynamic design that is meant to provide passengers with a “relative ‘bubble’ of calm”.
The chassis and body were made from carbon fibre, a material that contributes to the fact that this is the lightest road car ever made by McLaren. You also get a twin-turbocharged V8 under the hood, which puts out 804-horsepower.
The Elva can go from 0-100kph in under 3-seconds.
Only 388 units of the McLaren Elva will ever be produced. The starting price is a cool US$1,690,000 which will only go up depending on the customer’s specifications.