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.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.