The McLaren Elva is a limited production car that is a part of McLaren’s Ultimate Series. This vehicle is limited to only 249 units world wide. It comes stock with a twin turbocharged V8 engine that produces 804hp, a 0-60 time of under three seconds, and a top speed of 200mph. This car’s design structure is much different from many other cars, here’s why.
The McLaren Elva is surprisingly street legal even though it lacks a roof and side windows. It was built to be as tossable as possible, and doest have a windshield to stop the wind. It is supposed to be the future of McLaren.
The Elva is also claimed to be the lightest McLaren ever made. It was based off of the 1960’s Elva race car, but even though this is a very special car, it still is based off of previous McLaren models. For example, the headlights used on this car are the same from the McLaren 720s, which begs the question of why are a lesser vehicle’s parts on a more expensive car? If you are going to pay the estimated price of $1.7M, shouldn’t the parts all be new and only specific to that model?
Though this car is not bad at all, its numbers and design aspect are also impressive. Also, the use of special materials on this car, and new techniques make it interesting to a car collector. For example, all the McLaren badges on his car are said to be made completely out of platinum. Also the new design structure features a flying buttress for more air to the engine for cooling. This is not common on a McLaren.
The design of the interior is simple, yet elegant. It features an interior that flows with the design of the exterior, and has a very simple dashboard not featuring a lot of buttons. Instead of the buttons is a touch screen that accesses all the cars information and luxury comforts.
In conclusion, the Elva is an interesting new car. When you think about it, it is literally a road legal race car, especially that it was designed after an older race car. Its look is a bit controversial, and is not for everyone, but to the lucky people who can afford it, that does not matter. It is rare, and that is what people like out of a car.