McLaren has decided to reduce the circulation of the extravagant hypercar Elva

McLaren has decided to reduce the circulation of the extravagant hypercar Elva

September 22, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

According to the official representatives of the automaker, only 149 copies of the McLaren Elva hypercar will be produced. This is due to the coronavirus pandemic, due to which the main suppliers of components for the car will not be able to supply the required number of parts for assembly on time.

2020 has been a tough year for many automakers. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the timing of the presentation of many cars has been disrupted. The difficult situation in the world also affected the ultra-rare hyper-speedster McLaren Elva worth $ 1.7 million.

Of course, McLaren did not take into account the situation with the coronavirus at all. And yes, the Elva is still in production without a roof or windows, but production has had to be cut. If earlier it was planned to produce 399 units of the shocking hypercar, in April this number was reduced to 249, and now it was decided to make only 149 units. This will make the hypercar one of the rarest McLaren cars.

McLaren says the production cuts are a result of the limited availability of parts on the newly reopened production line.

In fact, the specific words of the company representatives were as follows: “Now no more than 149 Elva units will be built”, suggesting that their number could be even less. There is no mention of other circumstances behind the production cuts, but there is also no mention of the cancellation of orders already received for the hypercar.

However, buyers who have already pre-ordered the electric novelty can create the Elva of their dreams with a damn cool configurator. The latter will be named McLaren Advanced Visualizer (MAV). Thanks to very powerful software, it is possible to create a detailed 3D model of a car.

McLaren has not named a specific start date for the Elva. Earlier it was reported that the first copies of the electric hypercar were supposed to appear at the owners by the end of the year, although this is likely to be postponed to 2021, given the production delays due to COVID-19.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote about the race between the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the McLaren 600LT. A video appeared on the foreign YouTube channel Carfection showing the race between the German 992 generation Porsche 911 Turbo S sports coupe and the British McLaren 600LT. The engines of both cars offer 619 Nm of torque.