In November two thousand nineteen, the British presented a small-scale McLaren Elva spider, which became the third representative of the most prestigious family of the brand – Ultimate Series. Recall that the latter includes the Senna and Speedtail models.
According to the automaker, the new McLaren Elva was built in honor of the classic M1A, M1B and M1C sports cars from the 60s, so it is not surprising that the model looks like solutions borrowed from these models.
The nose cone of the speedster is made in the form of a single element, while the rear of the car received an active rear spoiler, which is adjustable both in height and in angle of attack. This component not only contributes to better aerodynamics, but can also act as a so-called “air brake”.
A massive rear diffuser with pronounced vertical “fins” and an absolutely flat bottom also contribute to the high streamlining of the McLaren Elva body. There is no windshield by default, but the speedster was the first model of the brand to receive the Active Air Management System (AAMS).
The latter redirects the air flow in such a way that gusts of wind at high speeds do not disturb the driver and passenger in any way. Thanks to this system, it is quite possible to drive the car without helmets, while the company notes that a fixed windshield will be offered as an option.
The McLaren Elva is based on the Senna supercar. The two-door received an original carbon fiber monocoque and the same body panels. Plus, the British made many elements of the cockpit from carbon fiber, including the seat frames.
The McLaren Elva is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 815 hp. and 800 Nm, working in conjunction with a seven-speed preselective robot. From a place to a hundred, the rear-wheel drive speedster is capable of accelerating in less than 3.0 seconds, while the bar of 200 km / h obeys it after 6.7 seconds. after the start (0.1 s faster than Senna), but the maximum speed has not yet been advertised.
The speedster received the suspension from Senna. It is a branched hydraulic system that connects the shock absorbers of all wheels. But the car does not have traditional stabilizers, so the electronics suppresses the rolls with the help of competent and timely redistribution of fluid in the system.
The McLaren Yelva has three drive electronics modes: Comfort, Sport and Track. You can switch between them using a special button located on the dashboard frame.
Trying to lighten the car’s structure as much as possible, the British abandoned the climate system and installed carbon-ceramic brakes on the car. It is known that the new roadster is the lightest road model in the company’s lineup, but the exact weight of the two-door has not yet been disclosed.
In total, the British were going to release 399 copies of McLaren Elva at a price of $ 1,690,000 (~ 108 million rubles) each, but then the circulation was reduced to 249 pieces, and even later – to only 149 units. Deliveries of the first machines to customers are scheduled for the end of the twentieth year.