McLaren wanted to make Elva the lightest car he ever made, so he is the first model of a roofless British company. In this video you will see Dan Parry-Williams, head of McLaren's engineering design, explaining how exactly the AAMS (Active Air Management System) system works, which transfers air over the passenger compartment.
This system creates a virtual windshield or “bubble of rest” as McLaren calls it, thereby improving passenger comfort, allowing the driver to travel comfortably at speeds of 100-120 km / h without disturbing the lack of windshield. For those who want it, McLaren will offer a durable windscreen.
Elva was created to honor the 1960s M1A, M1B and M1C racing made by Bruce McLaren. Production will be limited to 399 units at £ 1,425,000 (€ 1,663,000) and the first deliveries of the car will begin by the end of 2020.
The engine is powered by the twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter 815 hp with 800 Nm of torque combined with a 7-speed automatic transmission. 0-100 km / h does it in less than 3 seconds, 0-200 km / h in 6.7 seconds and so it is faster than Senna.
In standard equipment the car does not have an audio system to keep the weight as low as possible. However, those who want it are offered at no cost. The seats, body and frame are carbon, with brakes made of carbon-ceramic discs and calipers made of titanium.