McLaren revealed the Elva Gulf theme which is a celebration of the renewed relationship between McLaren and the Gulf Oil brand.
Only 149 examples of the Ultimate Series roadster will be available for customer order
McLaren revealed the Elva Gulf theme which is a celebration of the renewed relationship between McLaren and the Gulf Oil brand. The unique McLaren roadster in Gulf blue and orange colors makes its world debut at Goodwood SpeedWeek. McLaren and Gulf recently confirmed a new partnership that renews a historic union between the two brands that began in the 1960s, a decade when the two companies made their first forays into motorsport.
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As part of the new partnership, McLaren Automotive customers will be able to order Gulf-delivered cars directly from MSO. These follow cars inspired by the famous siding livery designed and produced by MSO before the renewed relationship was agreed upon.
The Elva, which follows the McLaren P1TM, McLaren Senna and Speedtail in McLaren’s Ultimate Series, connects McLaren’s heritage to its present and future with a name and style reminiscent of sporty McLaren-Elva racers of the years. 1960. These were among the first sports cars designed and driven by Bruce McLaren and the company he founded, and the new Elva evokes the true spirit of driving pleasure symbolized by those times.
The Ultimate Series roadster retains the lightweight construction philosophy of its ancestor and is at the forefront of automotive technology. The screenless and roofless Elva’s body design, for example, incorporates an innovative Active Air Management System (AAMS) that creates a virtual canopy above the perfectly integrated cockpit. The 815 hp and 800 Nm developed by the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine guarantees the Elva astonishing performance and incredible levels of driving pleasure.
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With deliveries of the Elva starting this year, MSO has already completed the specification of the first cars and is well advanced in discussions with customers to create more spectacular paints and liveries. Only 149 copies of the Ultimate Series roadster will be available for customer order, making it one of the rarest McLarens ever produced.
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