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MCLAREN ELVA ROADSTER

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McLaren just debuted its latest Ultimate Series supercar: the Elva.

The open-topped supercar shares its name and design inspiration with the McLaren-Elva M1A of the 1960s.

“It’s fitting that the new McLaren Ultimate Series roadster – a uniquely modern car that delivers the ultimate connection between driver, car, and the elements and with that new heights of driving pleasure on-road or track – acknowledges our rich heritage with the Elva name,” McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt said.

The 804-horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine and seven-speed transmission rockets the supercar to 124 miles per hour in 6.7 seconds—about a tenth of a second faster than its Senna predecessor, per Car and Driver.

That powerful performance is due to paper-thin carbon fiber used throughout the supercars construction, including the chassis, body panels, side intakes, and seats.

The Elva matches its style and speed with elite functionality, featuring an interior that includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and storage space capable of holding two helmets. There’s also an Active Air Management System (AAMS) that protects occupants by changing the airflow and directing it over the heads of driver and passenger, creating an aerodynamic “bubble” that automatically activates as the speed of the car increases.

Only 399 examples of the car will be made with a hefty $1.68 million price tag. Look for deliveries of the Elva to begin near the end of 2020.

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