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McLaren pushes British expertise with new high-end roadster

Wednesday 13 November 2019, 3:18 PM

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McLaren Automotive has unveiled its brand new Ultimate Series Roadster – The McLaren Elva.

The Elva, which will be limited to just 399 vehicles, will be the lightest ever road car from McLaren with bespoke carbon fibre chassis, body and seats, and carbon-ceramic brakes.

Surrey-based McLaren has acquired the Elva name which celebrates the renowned Bruce McLaren-designed cars of the 1960s. These new models will embody many of the pioneering design and engineering principles that are integral to the McLaren road cars produced today.

All the cars will be hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking and will offer an exciting driving experience with an open two-seater cockpit, and no roof, windscreen or side windows.

It underlines the innovative credentials of McLaren Automotive which opened its new £50 million McLaren Composites Technology Centre near Sheffield in the north of England where it will produce the next generation of lightweight carbon fibre ’tubs’ that are at the heart of all McLaren cars.

Andy Palmer, the Vehicle Line Director of the Ultimate Series at McLaren Automotive says “The McLaren Elva is a true Ultimate roadster; it exists purely for the pleasure of driving, to deliver an enthralling and immersive experience.”

Every customer will be able to choose their final specification making each car totally unique. The McLaren Elva will cost from £1,425,000, with the first deliveries scheduled for late 2020.

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