Being rich has never seemed so much fun.
As if the McLaren Elva isn't already an insanely special vehicle, the tuning wizards over at Novitec have kicked the highly coveted supercar up a notch with custom suspension, wheels, and most importantly more power. The car is already breathtakingly expensive at around $1.8 million, so these upgrades are sure to push that price closer to (or above) the $2 million mark. A drop in the bucket for those who can afford the car in the first place.
There aren't many tuners in the world confident enough to modify vehicles as expensive as this, so the German tuner is in some pretty rare territory. Its real bread and butter tuning jobs are transforming Ferraris like the bonkers SF90 Stradale and an uncharacteristically purple F8 Spider into sacrilegious monsters. McLarens have also gotten special treatment in the past, though we don't think the company's ever tackled a McLaren this expensive.
The stock Elva is already supposed to offer the driver a rare and unparalleled driving experience with no roof or windshield. In untouched 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 guise it pushes out 804 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque good for rocketing the vehicle from 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds on the way to the vehicle's insane 208 mph top speed. We truly cannot imagine how going that fast would feel without a windshield, but it's probably not too far off from an F1 car.
Novitec has then created three different performance kits that will take it to the next level. All three variants come with a plug-and-play Novitec N-Tronic module that upgrades the ECU to increase power. All three kits then apparently come with a custom high-performance exhaust that reduces back pressure and is thermally insulated (it can also be optioned with 999 fine gold plating for even greater insulation) to reduce engine bay temperatures.
All of this helps to add an additional 104 hp and 64 lb-ft of torque to bring the total to 908 hp and 654 lb-ft of torque at 7,100 rpm with peak torque coming in at 6,300 rpm. Interestingly, one would think this is surely good for at least a slight upgrade in top speed and acceleration times, but in the press release, Novitec quotes figures practically identical to the stock Elva's.
On top of the performance upgrades, the roadster now sits lower than the stock car by about 20 millimeters on some great-looking new wheels created by the American company Vossen. The Novitec MC3 wheels, with diameters of 20 and 21 inches respectively, are produced with state-of-the-art forging and machining techniques and fit the wheel wells perfectly.
The seven-spoke wheels can come in 72 different colors with either a brushed or polished surface to cater to any owner's color desires. In fact, the company's goal is to cater, saying that the interior can be tailored in any way to the owner's tastes in endless leather or Alcantara options. The company understands it's working in the "no such thing as no" industry.
If this all makes you feel a tad, let's say, poor, don't worry we do, too. Fortunately, the company also offers performance and style upgrades for more plebeian vehicles like the Tesla Model Y. You can even get your hands on a much, much cheaper model of the McLaren Elva too if you like, though this one may feel a little more at home on a shelf in your living room.
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