For the innovative new Elva has neither a windscreen, nor the need for one, thanks to its ‘Active Air Management System’, which uses clever aerodynamics to negate a conventional screen.
The mid-engined sportscar is the fifth addition in the McLaren Ultimate Series, after the F1, P1, Senna, and Speedtail. Producing 815PS from its 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, the model more than lives up to its French etymology: ‘elle va’, which translates to ‘she goes’!
Designed for the ‘pleasure and pure exhilaration of driving’ the Elva has been stripped of all non-essential equipment, which allows it to fulfil incredible acceleration – it can reach 62mph in less than three seconds.
But it’s the windscreen, or rather the lack of it, that’s the real talking point. Find out exactly how the clever technology works with McLaren Automotive’s Design Engineering Director, Dan Parry Williams, in the first of the British manufacturer’s ‘Tech Club’ YouTube series.
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