With an awesome livery from McLaren's former race cars.
No matter how you choose to paint it, the McLaren Elva is an incredible supercar. It better be for $1.83 million. Only 399 examples will be built in total, each powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 803 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. That's enough power to rocket this roofless, windshield-less supercar to 60 mph in under three seconds and on to 124 mph in 6.7 seconds. This is racecar levels of speed and you can even get a racecar livery to match.
McLaren previously revealed the Elva M1A by MSO, which features a retro black paint job styled to look like the M1A race car designed by Bruce McLaren in the 1960s. Now the company has revealed yet another retro-themed Elva, this time styled to look like the 1967 M6A Can-Am racecar.
The M6A competed in the 1967 season of the Canadian-American Challenge Series. This car not only won in the 1967 season but also kicked off a consecutive run of five Can-Am championship wins. To pay homage to the M6A, the Elva is finished in a shade of Anniversary Orange paired with a subtle Dove Gray stripe down the side profile. It also wears the number four inside a white meatball, paying homage to Bruce McLaren's race number. This particular Elva rides on 10-spoke wheels with orange brake calipers and the interior features grey seats.
The original M6A was powered by a Chevrolet big blog V8 producing 525 horsepower, so the modern Elva is actually far more powerful than the racecar it was inspired by. Just like the racecar, the Elva does not include a windshield or a roof, though customers will be able to add a windshield should they wish. With only 399 units total, we wonder how many Elva examples will be finished with racing liveries. There are plenty to choose from McLaren's illustrious racing history.