MSO (McLaren Special Operations), the in-house personalisation branch of McLaren, has produced a limited version of the new Elva roadster, which pays homage to one of the company’s iconic racing cars. Finished in a distinctive hue of ‘Orange Anniversary,’ MSO’s Elva M6A concept was created in homage to the legendary M6A of business creator Bruce McLaren, capturing the Can-Am Challenge Cup in 1967.
The motorsport-inspired livery of the one-off limited edition includes a discreet gray race line around the edges, a retro-inspired ‘McLaren Vehicles’ emblem and a signature by Bruce McLaren. The famous ‘4’ decal is a nod to the longstanding number of Kiwi breeds. The motif is applied to the interior, where the panels of the dashboard, center console and door are illuminated in the same orange hue. Also polished in gold, the brake calipers rest behind modern 10-spoke alloy frames, coated in black.
Although the initial vehicle was powered by a 5.9-liter V8, obviously aspired Chevy, the road-legal vehicle features McLaren’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 range-topping. The latest MSO model is physically unchanged from the original iteration, which ensures it generates 815hp and can break the sprint of 0-100kph in less than 3sec. McLaren would produce only 399 versions of the Ferrari SP2-rivalling Elva, with consumer deliveries expected to commence later this year after the output quota for the Speedtail has been reached. Prices launch at £ 1,425,000, (about Rs 13 crore) including VAT in the UK.