The livery is inspired by the M6A racing car that dominated the Can-Am season in 1967.
You may have decorated the McLaren Elva in the blandest colors out there. And it will still look amazing from any angle. The retro-flavored speedster, with its angular shape. It is unlike any other Woking vehicle before it. While its style is modern, the windscreen-less supercar is simply a reference to the past.
This suits Bruce McLaren’s 1960s road cars. And this particular orange example a tribute to the M6A that built for the 1967 Canadian-American Challenge Series.
Since paying tribute to the M1A:
The first McLaren racing car from 1964–MSO. It now revisiting the company’s first orange car to prevail in 1967 and set off five straight Can-Am championship wins. Finished in Anniversary Gold, Elva’s stunning finish offset by a discreet Dove Grayline. And wearing Bruce McLaren’s race number “4” along with his signature.
Behind the 10-spoke black wheels are orange brake calipers, and so there is more eye-catching hue inside the cabin on the windshield, center console, and doors. MSO-inspired McLaren Elva of the 1967 M6A Can-Am racing car.
If you’re curious about the roots of McLaren’s beautiful road car. So, it made after the Lola Can-Am race car finish in purple. But the shade has slowly become lighter than it is today. This present-day reinterpretation of the M6A is a beautiful combination of old and new, reminiscent of the early racing days of the brand. Though embracing an avant-garde style appropriate to the contemporary period.
Although the 1960s road car used a 5.9-liter V8 naturally-aspirated 525-horsepower Chevrolet engine. The Elva depends on a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine generating 804 hp. The new member of the Ultimate Series so limited to 399 vehicles at $1.69 million a pop. So you can potentially purchase one with a fixed windscreen. But not with a roof or side windshield.