An Open-Top Dream Come True

We had received information that McLaren had a new Speedster in the works, but now the company has officially revealed the model. It is the Elva. It will join the P1, Senna, and Speedtail in the automaker’s Ultimate Series. The model is a completely roofless Speedster. It’s a familiar vehicle, but it’s also wildly unique. 

The Elva features a bespoke body that pulls from the McLaren current aesthetic but still manages to be very unique. McLaren also created an air deflection system called Active Air Management System that keeps the cabin calm at speed. The system works to deflect air up and over the cockpit. The system also diverts air to the front-mounted radiators. 

The car features McLaren’s hydraulically cross-linked damper system and electro-hydraulic steering system. The car is a road-going machine, so it’ll be a little softer than the company’s other rides.  The car gets 390mm carbon-ceramic brakes with aluminum calipers with titanium pistons. The car also gets a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. It’s the same as is in the Senna. The engine in this car makes M and 590 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels through a seven-speed DCT. The Elva can do a 0-62 mph time in under three seconds and will hit 124 mph in just 6.7 seconds. 

The car can be fitted with a small windscreen if the customer wants it, and there are tons of customization opportunities both for the handsome exterior and the elegant and luxurious interior, which features a driver-focused cabin with an upright touchscreen display and a digital gauge cluster. 

McLaren will build 399 of the cars. The starting price for them is £1,425,000 (about $1,830,355). Note that is just the starting price. We would expect few buyers to take a car in basic spec. The car will take on other speedsters like the Porsche 911 Speedster and the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2.