McLaren added today a new model to its Ultimate Series lineup. Called Elva, the new supercar is a tribute to old racing cars deom the 1960s: Bruce McLaren-designed M1A and McLaren-Elva M1A [Mk I], M1B [Mk II] and M1C [Mk III].
McLaren describes the new Elva as a “fast open-cockpit car; an extreme two-seater with a bespoke carbon fiber chassis and body but no roof, no windscreen and no side windows.”
The new McLaren Elva is powered by a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged McLaren V-8 engine that delivers a total of 815 PS or 804 horsepower. This output makes it the most powerful non-hybrid McLaren and the second most powerful in the entire McLaren lineup – after the Speetail that delivers a total of 1036 horsepower. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in less than three seconds and from 0 to 124 mph in just 6.7 seconds.
The Elva will be limited to only 399 units and of course it doesn’t come cheap: £1,425,000 including UK VAT3.