The McLaren Elva is a limited-production mid-engine supercar manufactured by McLaren Automotive. The car is the fifth addition in the McLaren Ultimate Series, joining the F1, P1, Senna, and the Speedtail. The open-top look is inspired by the open top race cars developed by Bruce McLaren in the 1960s.
Text originally from the Elva's McLaren Cars page.
A car that needs no destination. Or racetrack. Created to deliver nothing but the purest possible driving experience. Uncompromised pleasure. The McLaren Elva… born to heighten every sense and build the closest connection between driver, car and the elements. Impossibly light. Intoxicatingly powerful. Split-second agility.
The Elva pushes our daring design language forward. And proudly embraces the principles set down by Bruce McLaren’s original race conquering open top sports cars of the 1960s – the M1A, M1B and M1C. Just like our latest Ultimate Series, the original road-going ‘Elvas’ were lightweight, open-roofed, mid-engined… and single-mindedly created to deliver a driving experience of exhilarating purity.
The Elva takes you to the razor-edge of driver engagement. Nothing connects you more closely to the thrill. The view forward is always epic… there is no roof or windscreen to get in the way. The feeling of space and blurring scenery won’t be forgotten. The Active Air Management System doesn’t let turbulence spoil the moment either. This is the most agile McLaren yet. Responses and feedback raise the game to a whole new level. And fully harness the ferocious potential of a 4.0L Twin-turbocharged V8 with 815PS with 800NM of torque – thundering its richer soundtrack into the cockpit thanks to the bespoke quad exhaust system. This almost supernatural agility is also down to Proactive Chassis Control II, which delivers sublime handling on road or track. Electro-hydraulic steering is full of feel and adds to the intense sense of connection. So does the unique suspension with bespoke tuning. Sintered Carbon Ceramic brakes provide mind-bending stopping power.
This is the next chapter in the McLaren design story. It’s about bold forms, clean lines and fluid movement. The flow blurs all boundaries between the interior and exterior, merging into a stunning whole from every angle. Formula 1 is a big inspiration. The clean, fuss-free body sides and shrink-wrapped muscular shapes come straight from ideas forged in the heat of ultimate competition. Carbon Fibre is used throughout. And beautifully machined solid metal details display the exquisite craftsmanship that helps define every McLaren Ultimate Series. Moving inside is a smooth transition. You’re not crossing any lines but you are entering a space that cocoons driver and passenger. Advanced Ultrafabric materials protect the cabin and unique carbon fibre seats deliver comfort and support even at the extremes. The sense of total engagement is strengthened by an instrument binnacle that’s connected to the steering column and moves with it. Driving mode controls are always at your fingertips.
The lightest McLaren road car ever made proves that less is more. Loud and clear. Uncompromising hypercar construction uses a bespoke carbon fibre design based on Monocell II. The unique upper body also incorporates a deployable roll over protection system [ROPS] for maximum passenger safety. The stunning Full Carbon Fibre Body is made from just three main panels. This creates a clean, sculpted profile and stays true to the ultra-lightweight ethos. More weight is slashed thanks to the low-profile carbon fibre dihedral doors. Precision engineered and practical, they add a dramatic flourish as they rise from the deep curved sills. Beneath the elegant forms of the tonneau cover is enough space for everyday belongings and – of course – the driver’s helmet.
A master class in aerodynamics. Shaped to make full use of airflow. The Elva’s Active Air Management System [AAMS] is a world first. Using two sculpted elements to guide high speed air over the cabin, it creates a turbulence-free zone for driver and passenger for total comfort and control. And despite having no roof, the Elva still generates enough downforce to enhance the incredible handling. A full width carbon fibre active rear spoiler sends a clear message about the car’s radical and pure performance focus. It changes position to maintain the perfect aerodynamic balance and instantly becomes an airbrake to add huge stopping power when needed. In the spirit of Formula 1, there’s also an auto DRS mode to cut drag and boost acceleration.
The McLaren Elva was added in the Heatwave Season Update as a mid Class B car with the following rank statistics:
The McLaren Elva can be considered as a nerfed version of Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport as its weaker handling and nitro but better top speed and acceleration within its closer range.
The McLaren Elva was available during Heatwave Season as a reward for tier 1 of the Legend Pass.
The McLaren Elva was added in the 2021 Summer Update as a high Class A car with the following statistics:
At stock, the McLaren Elva has medicore acceleration and nitro efficiency, but good handling. With its placement, it is a member of the second-tier Class A kings.
The McLaren Elva is competitive in multiplayer when fully PROed, it can compete with other cars with 1770-1772 rank.
The Elva is obtainable by reaching Tier 1 with the Premium upgrade in its Festival. Upgrades require 220 kit cards and 3,348,000.
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