McLaren has revealed the Elva, a two-seat roadster with no windscreen, as its latest Ultimate Series performance, with state-of-the-art aerodynamics. Joining the F1, P1, and Senna, the McLaren claims the Elva to be the lightest road car it has ever made, with a wild windshield-less roadster body style and an 804 horsepower version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 found in the P1 and Senna.  Elva will lunge from zero to 124 mph in just 6.7 seconds, making it quicker to that speed than the iconic Senna.

‘McLaren continues to push the boundaries of supercar and hypercar development in pursuit of outstanding and unparalleled driving experiences for our customers and the McLaren Elva epitomises that pioneering spirit,’ said McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt.

The Elva name is taken from the East Sussex constructor whose chassis was used as the basis for McLaren’s M1A, M1B and M1C two-seat sports cars in the 1960s, which serve as spiritual predecessors to the new road car. McLaren has acquired the rights to the Elva name. Without a roof, windscreen, or side windows, the model gives the driver and passenger an “immersive and enthralling experience.” No obstructions get between the driver and the sound of the Elva’s titanium quad-exit exhaust. Despite this, the aerodynamic design of the vehicle directs the airflow above the cockpit to produce “a relative ‘bubble’ of calm.”

With the Elva, McLaren takes its obsession with weight-savings to new levels. Here is the lightest McLaren road car ever, featuring a new, bespoke carbon-fiber body and chassis, and lightweight materials throughout. The rear end hosts a full-width active spoiler, which is adjusted both in height and angle to optimise aero balance and provide air-brake functionality. The rear diffuser, which comes with vertical fences to guide the airflow without reducing the air evacuation path, works in conjuction with the rear wing, with the McLaren Elva featuring a completely flat underfloor.

Production of the McLaren Elva will be limited at 399 examples, with each one priced from $1,690,000. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.

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