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Video: Celebrating McLaren’s Legacy with Elva

Watch the Video Celebrating McLaren Elva Legacy  

In the 1960s, Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme became indomitable forces in racing at the wheel of the potent M1A, but the only way to extend McLaren’s magic to customer racers was to join forces with Elva Cars. The result paved the way for McLaren’s global success in both Can-Am racing and road cars. Watch the video where the McLaren Elva pays tribute to the memorable racing history.  

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McLaren Elva passing by on track

Video: IndyCar Star JR Hildebrand meets the McLaren Elva

Know how it feels to drive the McLaren Elva

IndyCar driver JR Hildebrand demonstrates the thrill and exhilaration of driving the newest McLaren Ultimate series vehicle – the McLaren Elva. Designed for pure driving connection, engagement, and enjoyment, the Elva is the lightest and most immersive vehicle in the McLaren model line-up. Powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine, the Elva is capable of ferocious acceleration and handling that is both exploitable and accessible.

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McLaren Elva on the racetrack

IndyCar Star JR Hildebrand Drives the McLaren Elva

What is it Like to Drive a McLaren Elva?

For the driving enthusiasts who love speed and power, we have the best vehicle option for you- the McLaren Elva. The McLaren Elva offers you the purest driving experience with innovative features combined with lightweight carbon-fiber construction. We know that buy just saying these words will not convince you, so know about the McLaren Elva experience from the IndyCar Star JR Hildebrand. Our team at McLaren Chicago is very excited about it, and we hope you will like it too. Let us check the video below. 

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Air flowing over an orange 2020 McLaren Elva on road

Which current McLaren model has the lightest weight?

A Look into the Weight of McLaren Machines

A whole lot of factors go into engineering a top-of-the-line supercar. One notable element is weight. When drivers zip through the Chicago streets or local tracks in their McLaren, they often contemplate how the weight of their vehicle is playing into the driving experience they’re having. As a result, our experts here at McLaren Chicago tend to field the question: Which McLaren is the lightest?

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McLaren Headquarters

McLaren Lineup Performance Times & Power Ratings

For those of you enthusiasts who are crazy about speed and power – which, let’s be honest, is all of us – we thought we’d put the entire McLaren lineup on display in one place as far as performance times and power ratings are concerned. If you’re looking for a certain amount of power or speed, this should help you figure out which McLaren vehicle is right for you.

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McLaren Elva Exterior Driver Side Rear Profile

How does the McLaren Elva combine form and function?

For the next episode of the McLaren Tech Club, the series turned back towards the McLaren Elva to highlight some of the ways that form follows function in the incredibly innovative vehicle. A few videos in the series have already focused on this fantastic model, highlighting its Active Air Management System. This time, the Elva’s Chief Engineer takes us through a few things like its doors and more. Enjoy the video, and check back again later this month when we share episode 9!

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McLaren Elva with Dan Parry Williams

How does the McLaren Elva Active Air Management System work?

More episodes of the McLaren Tech Club have been posted on the brand’s YouTube channel, so we thought we’d share episode five, the next in the series. Last time Jonathan Beaumont spoke about how it feels to drive the McLaren Speedtail, this time we return to the McLaren Elva to hear about the pioneering Active Air Management System as the vehicle’s Chief Engineer, Andrew Kay, tells us a bit more about how it works and what went into its design and engineering.

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2020 McLaren Elva Exterior Passenger Side Profile

How does the McLaren Elva protect you from the wind?

We’ve touched on the McLaren Active Air Management System found in the 2020 McLaren Elva in the past, but a new video has been added to the McLaren Automotive YouTube channel that we thought you might like to see, as it gives a really good look at just how the McLaren Elva protects you from the wind despite not having a traditional windscreen to protect you from the elements. Seems a little crazy, doesn’t it? But we assure you, you’ll be safe thanks to this system. Check it out!

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Air flowing over a grey 2020 McLaren Elva in a wind tunnel

The 2020 McLaren Elva Has a Windshield “Made of Air”

How the McLaren Active Air Management System in the 2020 McLaren Elva Works

McLaren is continuously pushing the boundaries of automotive performance and driving enjoyment with its lineup of innovative exotic supercars. The most recent example of this is the all-new 2020 McLaren Elva. Along with its phenomenal driving dynamics and quick acceleration, the McLaren Elva features a unique open cockpit design with a windshield “made of air,” which is called the McLaren Active Air Management System (AAMS). Read more to find out how it works. Read the rest of this entry >>

Front view of a dark grey 2020 McLaren Elva

2020 McLaren Elva Engine Specs and Acceleration Times

With spectacular models like the Senna and Speedtail, the top-of-the-line McLaren Ultimate Series lineup offers some of the most exclusive and desirable cars in the automotive industry. And now, McLaren is adding a stunning new model to the lineup. The 2020 McLaren Elva is the British automaker’s first open-cockpit road car, combining a beautifully unique design with world-class performance. Read more to find out about the engine specs and acceleration times of the 2020 McLaren Elva. Read the rest of this entry >>