Learn More About The Spectacular 2019 McLaren Elva
It is with great pride that McLaren brings you to the next level of automotive engineering with the McLaren Elva! Great things happen when beauty and beast collide making this one of a kind elegant masterpiece.
McLaren lives for how to immerse the driver, making sure it is exhilarating at every touchpoint, while also providing the technological insight to make the McLaren Elva the lightest and most dynamic car McLaren has ever produced. Not only does the McLaren Elva take inspiration from the founder Bruce McLaren’s open-top racing cars, but it also celebrates our heritage while standing out in the new McLaren Era.
The Story Behind The Name
The combination of the McLaren and Elva names was chosen to celebrate the groundbreaking, lightweight, innovative and exhilarating cars that are apart of McLaren’s wonderful history. In the words of the current McLaren CEO, the brand is sticking to what’s in their heart and continues to pioneer design and engineering.
“We are delighted to have gained the rights to the Elva name for an extraordinary new roadster that adds a new dimension to the McLaren Ultimate Series while tracing its lineage back to the sportscars that laid the foundations for McLaren’s success. The McLaren-Elva M1A [Mk I] and its immediate successors not only set standards on the track but also established the pioneering design and engineering principles that remain at the heart of our brand; what better way to celebrate that than by bringing the Elva name right up to date.” – Mike Flewitt, CEO, McLaren Automotive
Technical Details, Structure, & Design
The McLaren Elva holds true to being the lightest McLaren ever produced with only three main panels of full-body carbon fibre. The interior is also exquisitely designed to allow storage space accommodating everyday items and two helmets. The design is also inspired by Formula 1 with clean bodysides and shrink-wrapped forms. Everything for a reason. As for the specs, the McLaren Elva boasts an amazing 804BHP, 590ft lb’s of torque, a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine, and can reach 0-62 MPH in les than 3 seconds!
What seems to be the most iconic thing about the McLaren Elva is that it does not come standard with a windshield. This is due to truly immersing the driver in an exhilarating experience like no other. The McLaren Elva has been specifically designed that airflow pushes over the car resulting in a turbulence-free cabin. The full-width Carbon Fibre active rear spoiler adapts its position to deliver the optimal aerodynamic balance. This acts as an airbrake to improve braking performance. Additionally, auto DRS mode reduces drag and improves acceleration.
If you’re not thrilled on the idea of not having a windshield do not fret. A windshield has been designed for the Elva in the US market for those states that require one. The windshield includes a composite windshield surround, a washer/wiper system, sun visors, and a rearview mirror. Additionally, the Elva, when fitted with a windshield, is road legal in all 50 U.S. states and Canadian provinces/territories. It will pass all Federal and State certification requirements. It is worth noting that once an Elva with a windshield has been built it cannot be converted and vice versa.
If you’re looking for the ultimate driving experience look no further than the McLaren Elva. This model will have you fall in love with driving and racing all over again that’s for sure.