The McLaren Elva speedster was unveiled in 2019 and has now finally reached production. The company cut the original plans from 399 down to just 149 units, some of them without the windshield.
The windshield-free Elva weighs in at 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs) of dry weight. Adding the glass along with the sun visors, washer jets, wipers and sensors makes it only 20 kg (44 lbs) heavier. The small difference is partly due to McLaren deciding not to implement an airstream management system in this model.
The windshield option will be subject to availability in certain countries. The company claims that it does not influence the dynamic performance or body rigidity in any way. Given a V8 under the hood churning out 815 PS (804 hp / 600 kW) to the wheels, we’d be inclined to agree.
The first cars will reach their owners in late 2021.
Editor Andrew Raspopov