This limited-edition McLaren Elva wears a windscreen

McLaren Automotive will build less than 149 examples of the windshield-wearing Elva roadster. While that slightly detracts from the original Elva’s open-cockpit concept, the British marque was quick to give a disclaimer.

The car is “designed for customers who prefer to have a physical screen…as well as to meet local legal requirements in some states in the USA,” McLaren said.

This Elva is also for customers who prefer the screen over “the barrier of air provided by the Active Air Management System (AAMS)” in the standard Elva, McLaren added.

The mid-mounted, 804bhp, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine of the Elva “delivers the ultimate in driver exhilaration.” The Elva’s zero-to-100kph time of 2.8 seconds is equal to the hypercar Senna, McLaren said.



The British marque said this car’s target weight should only add 20 kilograms to the windshield-less Elva’s 1,300 kilograms. That’s even with the inclusion

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