McLaren Elva with windscreen revealed, production cut again

The McLaren Elva is now available with a traditional windscreen, and it will be an even more exclusive conveyance than first thought.

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Derek Fung
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If windscreen-free supercar motoring is a a little too out there for you, the new variant of the McLaren Elva might be more to your tastes.

In place of the regular Elva’s Active Air Management System is a windscreen with a carbon-fibre surround, heated glass, rain-sensing wipers, and sun visors.

It is said to add only 20 kilograms to the car, meaning in its lightest configuration this Elva weighs just 1300kg.

All Elva models are fitted with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 cranking out 600kW and 800Nm.

Positioned behind the driver and passenger, the V8 is connected to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

McLaren estimates the windscreen-adorned Elva is capable of completing the 0-100km/h run in 2.8 seconds, and hitting the double tonne in 6.8 seconds.

Whether you decide to buy an Elva with or without a windscreen, it should feel even more exclusive as McLaren has cut production for the once again.

Initially the British automaker had planned to make 399 Elvas, but cut this to 249 in 2020. Now it says it will make “no more than 149 examples”.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but the windscreen-free model starts from £1.45 million ($2.6 million) before personalisation.

The first Elvas with windscreens will be delivered to customers around the end of 2021.


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