McLaren Elva
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McLaren Elva
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McLaren Elva
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McLaren Elva
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McLaren is gearing up to release a limited run of its slick new Ultimate Series road-car, the McLaren Elva, Carscoops reports. It is the brand’s first open-cockpit road car and its lightest, and it could be yours for a cool $1.69 million. Take a closer look in the gallery above.

The two-seater whip is set to drop in 2020 and only 399 models will be produced. In terms of specs, it can reach an incredible 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 3 seconds, while 0-124 mph (200 km/h) takes just 6.7 seconds. This speed is thanks to its 4.0-liter twin-turbo-charged V8 engine, which produces 804hp and 590 lb-ft. As Carscoops calculates, this makes the Elva even faster than the Senna before it.

Elsewhere it boasts a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and McLaren’s forst Active Air Management System, which apparently makes the drivers feel encased in a “bubble of calm.” What’s more, the name Elva pays homage to the East Sussex constructor who produced the chassis for McLaren’s two-seat sports cars in the 1960s.

Andy Palmer, Vehicle Line Director  at the British automotive manufacturer said that “The McLaren Elva is a true Ultimate roadster; it exists purely for the pleasure of driving, to deliver an enthralling and immersive experience born from the ultimate connection between the car, the driver and the elements.”  It boasts a custom, lightweight carbon fibre chassis, and comes without no roof, windscreen or side windows.

Find out more about the vehicle here.

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.