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2020 McLaren Elva: Formed by the Wind

Written by Daniel Andzhurov - July 07, 2020


The 2020 McLaren Elva is a vehicle that is considered to be one of the company’s biggest achievements so far. It is a car which takes inspiration from race cars designed in 1960’s by Bruce McLaren (McLaren’s founder and first F1 driver/ team manager) such as the M1A, M1B and M1C. Additionally, it implements futuristic automotive technologies and systems to make it the lightest road car ever built by McLaren. It is a representation of the pioneering spirit that exists in supercar and hyper car development.

The Elva is part of the McLaren’s Ultimate Series and it is a limited-edition car which will have only 399 examples produced. Here, form and shape are more functional than ever before as well as its fluid movement. The body flow kind of makes the boundaries between interior and exterior disappear, creating a well-balanced design. The design inspiration is taken from Formula 1 and can definitely be seen through the aerodynamic look of the car. In addition, there is the Active Air Management System (AAMS) to guide air over the open cabin for better driver comfort and better use of air power. Two sculped elements guide the high-speed air in such a way that it creates a turbulence-free zone for occupants, and it provides enough downforce for an amazing handling experience.

The combination of a master class in aerodynamics and a strong V-8 engine results in a vehicle that is even quicker than the track-focused Senna.



Auto Trendy’s take:

It is incredible to look at the results of the developments of such a pioneering automobile company as McLaren Automotive. We are fascinated by how the company implements it expertise to create amazing vehicles such as the McLaren Elva that give the driver unforgettable experience. Producing futuristic cars by taking inspiration from classics is something special and we, at Auto Trendy, believe that McLaren is special too.