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McLaren's personalization department, MSO, showcased an Elva with a livery honouring Bruce McLaren's iconic Can-Am M6A Raceca
The creative geniuses at MSO ( McLaren Special Operations) have been busy with the latest ultimate car offering from McLaren, the Elva. This time round they have paid tribute to Bruce McLaren’s 1960 racecar that took part in the Canadian American challenge series, commonly known as the Can-Am series, where they have tried to match the paint and livery of the papaya orange paint shade used on the M6A racecars which have now come to be associated with McLaren.
This retro-inspired speedster is quite similar to the car it takes its livery inspiration from. It also has a big racing number 4 on the side, another touch that pays homage to Bruce McLaren’s recent number. This custom Elva also sits on 10-spoke wheels with orange grey callipers and gets grey seats.
A little bit about the Elva: Based on the McLaren carbonfibre architecture, it shares its chassis with the 720s. The name Elva itself comes from a French term Elle Va, or loosely translated to English means “She Goes” so you are damn right she goes fast.
Powering the Elva is an 804-horsepower version of the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V-8 found in both the 720S and Senna. McLaren claims the Elva can achieve a 0-100kmph in under 3seconds, though no top speed numbers have been quoted.
Slowly customers are starting to customise their Elvas and deliveries are hoped to start by the end of this year. MSO is offering unmatched customisation levels where customers can even choose McLaren styled 24-carat gold heat shield for the engine bay as well as numerous other paint and colour schemes. Only 399 cars will be built in total. We look forward to seeing how many of the other customers spec up and order their Elva speedsters.