Wednesday, November 30, 2022
News McLaren Adds Windshield to Originally Open Elva

McLaren Adds Windshield to Originally Open Elva

More comfortable Elva

  • Screenless Macca gets windscreen

  • Will still be ultra-light, lack side glass


The McLaren Elva was a highly limited edition model, part of the brand’s top-tier Ultimate Series vehicles. Its biggest claim to fame was being the company’s lightest car thanks to features like using air management instead of a windshield to keep the wind and road debris away from the drive. Logically, then, the latest special model from McLaren is an Elva. With a windshield.

There are two reasons for adding a windshield to the car that McLaren mentions in their press release regarding this later years Elva: “for customers who prefer to have a physical screen,” which sounds like they overestimated the desire of multi-million-dollar hypercar owners to want bugs in their teeth, and “to meet local legal requirements in some states in the USA.” Because it’s barely a hypercar if you can’t sell it in the US.

The car climbs 44 lbs with the addition of the windshield, making it 2,910 lbs and still a relative flyweight. The car has rain-sensing wipers, washer jets, and sun visors (plus heated front glass), but it still doesn’t offer a roof or side windows. The active air management system is removed since with a windscreen in place it serves no function.

McLaren says that the fixed glass doesn’t take away from the excitement of the car, but probably does a great deal to make it more usable on the road and the racetrack. The windshield Elva, and that is the correct name for it, will offer new livery options from McLaren Special Operations.

No more than 149 Elvas, windshield or otherwise, will be built, the automaker says, and the first screened-in cars will be delivered to customers near the end of the year.

 

Trending Now

Tesla Now Has 1.5 Million Reservations for the Cybertruck

The controversial truck reportedly received 250,000 reservations within a week of its launch in 2019. The company now says production will begin in...

Rivian Delivers First Units in British Columbia

These are the first R1 vehicles in Canada They were destined for Rivian staff members. The bright side here is that Rivian’s actually on...

Buick Envista Crossover Coming to North America

Wildcat EV-like styling for gas-powered crossover Could be replacement for Buick Encore Buick has confirmed that the Envista crossover will make it to North...

Volkswagen May Team Up with Foxconn to Build Scout Vehicles

Taiwanese Foxconn is currently building the Lordstown Endurance pickup. Volkswagen announced the return of the Scout brand last May. Volkswagen is actively shopping for...

Ford Recalls 634,000 Bronco Sport, Escape Models over Fire Risk

Cracked injectors could lead to fire Fix involves new software, drain tube Ford is recalling more than 634,000 Bronco Sport and Ford Escape models...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.