The Mclaren Elva, a limited-edition supercar made its debut in Singapore recently. The Elva is a part of what Mclaren calls its 'Ultimate Series', at the very pinnacle of all Mclaren's road-going cars. Just 149 examples of the Mclaren Elva will be offered for sale to customers, making it one of the rarest McLarens produced.
Draped in "Gulf Livery" by MSO (Mclaren Special Operations) represents the celebration of the renewed relationship between Mclaren and the Gulf Oil brand which last collaborated in racing during the 1960s and 1970s when founder, the late Bruce Mclaren, was still racing in the Can-Am series to Canadian-American Challenge Cup.
With an almost limitless degree of personalisation available from MSO, each owner can create a car with its own unique identity. Under the new partnership, Mclaren Automotive customers have the opportunity to commission Gulf-liveried cars directly from MSO.
The Elva follows the Mclaren P1, Mclaren Senna and Speedtail in Mclaren’s Ultimate Series, and it forges links with Mclaren’s past, present and future with a name and style that pays homage to the Mclaren-Elva sports racers of the 1960s. Those were among the first sports cars designed and raced by Bruce Mclaren and the company he founded; the latest Elva evokes the true spirit of driving enjoyment symbolised by this era.
Keeping with Mclaren’s commitment to super-lightweight engineering, the Elva roadster retains the lightweight construction philosophy of its forebear and incorporates cutting-edge automotive technology. The body design of the screenless, roofless Elva, for example, incorporates an innovative Active Air Management System (AAMS) that creates an invisible air canopy over the cockpit keeping the occupants relatively draft-free.