A car that needs no destination. Or racetrack. Created to deliver nothing but the purest possible driving experience. Uncompromised pleasure. The McLaren Elva… born to heighten every sense and build the closest connection between driver, car and the elements. Impossibly light. Intoxicatingly powerful. Split-second agility.
McLaren has revealed it’s lightest, and most ferocious Ultimate Series Hypercar ever! Meet the McLaren Elva.
The new Hypercar joins the ranks of the McLaren P1, McLaren Senna and McLaren Speedtail in the range-topping model line up, and is strictly limited to 399 examples worldwide.
It’s McLaren’s first modern age car to be built with an open cockpit, and as you can see has no roof, windows, or windscreen (although this is available as an optional extra in certain markets) – making this the lightest road car produced by McLaren.
Powered by McLaren Automotive’s 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 600kW and 800Nm, it is able to reach 100km/h in “under three seconds” and has a claimed 0-200km/h time of 6.7sec, and to give you an indication of that figure, thats even faster than the track-focused Senna!
McLaren boss Mike Flewitt says the Elva is “a uniquely modern car that delivers the ultimate connection between driver, car and the elements”.
A master class in aerodynamics. Shaped to make full use of airflow. The Elva’s Active Air Management System [AAMS] is a world first. Using two sculpted elements to guide high speed air over the cabin, it creates a turbulence-free zone for driver and passenger for total comfort and control. And despite having no roof, the Elva still generates enough downforce to enhance the incredible handling. A full width carbon fibre active rear spoiler sends a clear message about the car’s radical and pure performance focus. It changes position to maintain the perfect aerodynamic balance and instantly becomes an airbrake to add huge stopping power when needed. In the spirit of Formula 1, there’s also an auto DRS mode to cut drag and boost acceleration.