Made, as usual, from a wealth of carbon fiber and boasting a wide range of weight reduction technologies and materials, the Elva is the lightest McLaren in history.The company did not announce yet where exactly it tips the scale, but for reference one of the cars it honors, the McLaren-Elva M1A, came in at 1,215lbs.
On this lightweight body engineers fitted a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the same found on the Senna and Senna GTR. On the Elva, it develops 804 bhp, enough for an acceleration time of under three seconds. The 124 mph mark is achieved in 6.7 seconds, quicker than the Senna.
As for the thrills it is supposed to provide while on the road, the company's design director Rob Melville says it is all about “the most elemental of driving experiences.”
“Formula 1-inspired shrink-wrapped volumes create a technical sculpture that is as striking as it is remarkable, the exterior flowing into the interior in a stunning example of a new and unique McLaren ‘blurred boundaries’ design principle that has allowed us to seamlessly bring the outside in to further enhance driver engagement while remaining true to our philosophy of making no compromises,” the executive said.
Each of the 399 Elvas will sell for $1,69 million. The full details released so far can be found in the document attached below.