McLaren Special Operation has developed a special Elva supercar as a tribute to the M6A Can-Am race car from 1967. The 1967 M6A Can-Am was driven by Bruce McLaren for the 1967 Can-Am season. Bruce won the title, and five consecutive championship victories were to follow.
As a tribute to the car and the victory, the 2020 Elva M6A is painted in a special Orange paint – inspired of course by the legendary racing colour. The orange exterior paint is combined with Dove Grey stripe, McLaren Cars decal and Bruce signature in Blue, and Bruce’s race number 4. McLaren also used satin carbon fiber and 10-spoke Diamond Cut wheels.
As a reminder, the 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.