McLaren Automotive has been on a product offensive, especially with their most expensive products in the ‘Ultimate Series’. It’s called the Elva and it’s the first open-cockpit road car. That means no roof, no side windows and no proper windscreen, though you can option one in if desired. They hinted at a new model just back in August, and now we have confirmation.
The Elva, like the P1, Senna, and Speedtail, will be limited to just 399 units. The name ‘Elva’ is derived from the cars designed by Bruce McLaren in the 1960s for Group 7 under the ‘McLaren-Elva‘ name.
Just like the Senna and Senna GTR, the Elva will be powered by a similar 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8. An ultra-light bespoke carbon tub will be used for the chassis. A deployable roll-over protection system is featured for maximum safety. Helmets can be worn if, but the upper cabin wraps around the driver and passenger to provide a secure environment.
The McLaren Elva will be available at the end of 2020 for GBP1,425,000 or RM7.67 million before taxes and duties.