McLaren has unveiled Elva, its lightest road car ever. It also has the distinction of being the company’s first open-cockpit car. Elva was actually the name of a British manufacturer with which McLaren collaborated in the 1960s. The latest Elva takes inspiration from the original one’s open-top design. The experts at CarSwitch.com, an online marketplace where you can buy and sell any car in Dubai, have put together this guide to help you learn everything you need to know about it.
Elva Comes with a Twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 Engine
The Elva doesn’t have a roof, windshield, and windows! The purpose behind that is to offer a pure driving experience. The two-seater packs in a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine and features a seven-speed seamless-shift gearbox that’s connected to the rear wheels. The superlight car from the British automaker offers 815 horsepower and 800Nm of torque. Add this raw power to the launch control function, and you have got a car that can go from 0 to 100kph in just 3.0 seconds and from a standstill to 200kph in only 6.7 seconds. The top speed and the exact weight of the car haven’t been announced yet. The suspension is a tweaked variant of the hydraulic suspension system seen in the 720S and steering is also hydraulically assisted.
Inside, there is an 8-inch infotainment display and it is capable of running various applications at the same time. To keep the weight down, there is no audio system inside. However, you can order one with no additional cost.
It Features AAMS To Reduce Turbulence
The car features a bespoke carbon fibre body and the look is complemented by the low nose, visible front fenders, and active rear spoiler. There is a vent in the nose of the car and it houses the Active Air Management System (AAMS). Its features ducts, a deflector, and vanes among other things to manipulate airflow. So, in essence, it acts as a windshield and safeguards the passengers from being buffeted by air turbulence.
However, if you aren’t so sold on the idea of being in a car without a physical windscreen, there is also a variant with this option. Additionally, the British company says the sculpture and the form of the upper cabin also provide a sense of security.
Only 399 Units Will Be Available
Only 399 customers will be able to get their hands on the car. The price starts at $1.69 million and many MSO (McLaren Special Operations) tailored options will also be available for an added price. The car can be homologated for all global markets and deliveries will start from the end of next year.
Be sure to also check out McLaren GT Supercar, which is set to compete in the grand touring segment.
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