Luxury supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive announced that production of the windscreen version of its Elva roadster would start shortly. Designed to meet local legal requirements in some states in the USA, the windscreen variant will be among the rarest of McLarens.
The windscreen Elva doesn’t have any roof, side windows or rear screen. These features, when combined with a dry lightest weight of less than 1300kg* and a mid-mounted, 815PS, twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine, offer the ultimate in driver exhilaration. The screenless Elva is McLaren Automotive’s lightest-ever road car.
The new model can reach 100km/h from standstill in 2.8 seconds and covers 0 – 200km/h in 6.8 seconds. Dynamic performance and vehicle stiffness also remain unchanged from the screenless car, as does the scintillating driving experience.
The Elva pays homage to McLaren’s heritage and links it to the present and future with a name and style that recalls the McLaren-Elva race cars of the 1960’s. These were amongst the first sportscars designed and raced by Bruce McLaren and the company that he founded, and today’s Elva was created to evoke the spirit of driving enjoyment symbolized by these cars.
No more than 149 examples of the Elva will be specified and built to customer order.
The first examples of the windscreen Elva will be delivered to customers towards the end of this year, following personalization by McLaren Special Operations.