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Old 11-13-2019, 07:00 AM   #1
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McLaren has revealed the Elva, a 804bhp two-seat roadster with no windscreen, as its latest Ultimate Series model.

The new machine, which was first revealed by Autocar in the summer, joins the P1, Senna and Speedtail in the range-topping model line and is limited to 399 examples, priced from 1,425,000 (including UK VAT).

McLaren claims the rear-wheel-drive Elva is the lightest road car it has ever produced. Powered by the firm’s 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, it is able to reach 62mph in “under three seconds” and has a claimed 0-124mph time of 6.7sec – faster than the track-focused Senna.

The Elva name is taken from the East Sussex constructor whose chassis was used as the basis for McLaren’s M1A, M1B and M1C two-seat sports cars in the 1960s, which serve as spiritual predecessors to the new road car. McLaren has acquired the rights to the Elva name.

McLaren boss Mike Flewitt says the Elva is “a uniquely modern car that delivers the ultimate connection between driver, car and the elements”. It features a bespoke, lightweight carbonfibre chassis, with no roof, windscreen or side windows.

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To shield occupants from the elements, McLaren has developed an Active Air Management System (AAMS). Automatically activated at speed, this guides air through a large inlet in the splitter at the front of the Elva’s distinctive low nose and out of a clamshell ahead of the cabin. As a result, the air is channelled up and over the occupants to create a ‘bubble’ of calm. A small carbonfibre deflector rises from the front of the bonnet when the AAMS is active to direct the air, which is deflected through a number of carbonfibre vanes across the bonnet.

When not active at low speeds, the air flow is diverted into two low-temperature radiators to boost their efficiency. McLaren claims the radiators boost the output of the engine by cooling the oil in the seven-speed transmission. The firm says the AAMS tech means helmets are not required but can be worn if preferred, while a fixed windscreen will be offered as a factory option.

As well as the open front, McLaren has made the cabin as open to the elements as possible with low sides and by minimising the size of the twin rear buttresses by the use of an automatically deploying roll-over protection system.

The car has a number of features designed to maximise aerodynamic efficiency, including air intakes on the rear buttresses and an active rear spoiler. The latter works in conjunction with an extreme rear diffuser, which features vertical fences designed to accelerate air out from under the Elva’s flat floor.

McLaren’s traditional V8 engine has been tweaked for improved power output with a revamped exhaust system, while the car’s chassis has been optimised to “maximise agility and driver engagement and feedback”, with electrohydraulic steering and unique software settings and springs.

McLaren has yet to cite a weight for the car, but says that, as well as the open-top design, it has been minimised where possible through the extensive use of carbonfibre. The front clamshell is 1.2mm thick and is formed from a one-piece panel, while the large side panels are also single pieces. The small gullwing doors are carbonfibre too, mounted via a single hinge.

The sintered carbonceramic brakes measure 390mm, and McLaren claims they are the most advanced to be fitted to one of its road cars, with increased thermal conductivity that allows for reduced brake duct cooling.

McLaren has used a “blurred boundaries” design principle for the interior, with a carbonfibre element flowing from the rear buttresses into the cabin to serve as the central armrest between the driver and passenger.

The dashboard has been designed for a clean ‘pebble-like’ feel, with the only instrument cluster moving with the steering wheel to ensure optimum visibility.

The Active Dynamics controls are mounted on that instrument cluster for the first time in a McLaren. A central 8in touchscreen is used for many of the car’s functions, including a track telemetry system.

The interior features lightweight carbonfibre seats and is offered without an audio system as standard. The floor is exposed carbonfibre, with lightweight non-slip mats as standard. With the cockpit open to the elements, the Elva is offered with a range of trims designed to cope with exposure to rain, sunlight and other intrusions.

A small storage compartment, designed to house helmets, is located beneath the rear tonneau.

The Elva is available to order now, with customer deliveries due to begin late next year after the production run of the Speedtail is completed.



The story behind the name

The tiny Bexhill-based Elva Equipe (the name comes from the French phrase ‘ella va’, meaning ‘she goes’) played a key role in McLaren’s early sports racing cars, which the new Elva takes inspiration from.

Bruce McLaren established his eponymous team in 1963, developing the M1A sports car, powered by a mid-mounted 340bhp 4.5-litre V8, to race in both Europe and North America.

The car was quick, setting a number of lap records, and attracted much interest from potential customer teams. With his staff limited, McLaren teamed up with Elva to outsource production.

That led to the McLaren-Elva M1A, M1B and M1C, developed between 1964 and 1967. By that time, McLaren had developed the M6A, which the founder and team-mate Denny Hulme used to dominate the 1967 Can-Am Championship.








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Old 11-13-2019, 07:33 AM   #2
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Glad they were able to find an AC vent clip that could hold an iPad :angry:

So ****ing cheap.
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:53 PM   #3
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The name sounds like a joke from Seinfeld.
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Glad they were able to find an AC vent clip that could hold an iPad :angry:

So ****ing cheap.
One of my biggest pet peeves. Mercedes is usually the one most guilty of this.

I hate it with a passion. I look at it as "The Emperor's New Clothes" of interior design. I'm sure they have a good sounding explanation, but it's really just a way to cheap out on integrating the look and lazy design IMO.

Other than that...looks very interesting.
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:38 PM   #5
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One of my biggest pet peeves. Mercedes is usually the one most guilty of this.

I hate it with a passion. I look at it as "The Emperor's New Clothes" of interior design. I'm sure they have a good sounding explanation, but it's really just a way to cheap out on integrating the look and lazy design IMO.

Other than that...looks very interesting.
Its due to cost. Its damn cheap to install a tablet and have it be the interface. But god damn, does it look like the interior design team got lazy and said **** it, throw a tablet there.
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Old 11-13-2019, 03:39 PM   #6
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Big fan of the exterior, I think the slimmer headlights look great with the rest of their usual design language.
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:05 PM   #7
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The headlights remind me a lot of the Taycan...
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:28 AM   #8
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Glad they were able to find an AC vent clip that could hold an iPad :angry:

So ****ing cheap.
It would look great if the screen had tiny bezels and looked like it was just floating in mid air. I don't know why they all have to have super chunky 2" thick first gen iPad looking bezels. It looks bad.
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:41 AM   #9
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But god damn, does it look like the interior design team got uppity and said **** all the nerd engineers in Silicon Valley, throw a tablet there.
What are they gonna do? They gotta buy something! They'll buy it. Look it's ugly. They'll settle. They always settle for ugly. It's functional it works. Engineers eat that **** up.
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I dig the look. Alfa has to be pissed, looks like an enlarged 4C without a windshield.
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