McLaren introduces Elva with the M6A racing color scheme through the MSO Review

McLaren introduces Elva with the M6A racing color scheme through the MSO

After introducing the McLaren Elva with the McLaren M1A style color scheme not long ago, McLaren and the MSO department recently launched the next color scheme for this model. This color scheme is still inspired by the legendary racing car developed by Bruce McLaren himself and is the first McLaren to carry the trademark orange color (McLaren Orrange) – McLaren M6A.

Bruce McLaren’s McLaren M6A

The McLaren M6A race car was developed by Bruce McLaren and his team to compete in the 1967 Can-Am race, replacing the previous McLaren M1B. At that time, the M6A was McLaren’s first car to own a monocoque frame and was also the first car to bring the brand’s signature McLaren Orange paint. The car was then equipped with a V8 engine block from Chevrolet with a fuel injection system.

McLaren M6A is driven by driver Denny Humle

Entering the 1967 season, the M6A quickly achieved its first success when Bruce McLaren set a record for the Road American race and won the Pole. On the next day of the match, McLaren’s M6A leaked oil, preventing him from completing the race, however, teammate Denny Hulme won with the second car of the team. During that season, the car had an impressive performance when Bruce McLaren won the championship and Hulme placed 2nd on the overall table, just 3 points behind his teammate.

To embody the winning spirit of the M6As in the 1960s, McLaren Special Operation brought these special color schemes to the McLaren Elva, a supercar inspired by these racing cars. In the MSO M6A version, McLaren Elva owns the Anniversary Orange exterior color scheme provided by MSO, along with the No. 4 logo, the number used by Bruce McLaren in the past and the gray stripe line (Dove Gray) running across the bodywork. Bruce McLaren’s signature is displayed in blue.

MSO equips this model with ten-spoke wheels, made of light alloy, diamond-finished surface finish, with prominent orange brake shackles inside. The interior of the Elva MSO M6A is covered in white leather with contrasting orange stitching. The black leather steering wheel, along with some matte carbon fiber details, while the doors and center armrests are painted orange in the exterior color.

McLaren’s Elva name for this supercar also has a connection to its past. In 1964, McLaren turned to the British sports car manufacturer – Elva to sign a contract to manufacture racing cars. Both have come to a decision with Elva to manufacture and sell the M1A as the McLaren-Elva M1A. This cooperation lasted for three generations M1A (MkI), M1B (MkII) and M1C (MkIII).

McLaren Elva is still equipped with a familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Although the appearance is soft, but inside, that engine block gives the car 804 horsepower. This power is transmitted to the rear wheels of the car via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, along with the Proactive Chassis Control II system. With this upgrade, McLaren Elva can accelerate to 100 km / h in just 2.8 seconds, more specifically, the car can reach 200 km / h in just 6.7 seconds.

McLaren spent 399 production of Elva with a starting price of 1.69 million USD. The final selling price of the car is likely to be much higher, especially when customers buying the “hyper” segment often personalize the car based on the MSO program.

According to McLaren

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