Extreme trio of McLaren supercars set to star at UK Salon Privé show

18 Sep 2020

  • McLaren Elva M1A Theme by MSO headlines McLaren display at Salon Privé
  • New 765LT and 620R place the emphasis on track excellence
  • Salon Privé held at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK on September 23-26

A stunning display of McLaren Automotive cars is set to star at the annual Salon Privé occasion at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, UK, on September 23-26 with three spectacular cars on display to visitors, showcasing the extreme end of the supercar manufacturer’s broad product range.

The biggest highlight of the display will be the new McLaren Elva, resplendent in the Elva M1A Theme by MSO that celebrates the brand’s rich heritage while looking to the future. The beautifully-sculpted form echoes the original McLaren-Elva M1A sports racing car but in ultra-light carbon fibre. Completing the retro look is a Magnesium Silver racing stripe that sweeps along the sills, runs around the front splitter and rushes up over the bonnet, accompanied by an Accent Red pinstripe and Bruce McLaren’s number 4 racing roundel. Inside, the seats and steering wheel detail are finished in Malibu Red Nubuck, with matching stitching and Tonal micro-piping.

Despite this nod to history, the McLaren Elva is a cutting-edge hypercar; its 815PS twin turbo V8 engine powers the lightest McLaren Automotive car yet. With no roof or windows, a revolutionary Active Air Management System (AAMS) creates a virtual windscreen, resulting in an extreme two-seater that heightens every sensory input for unparalleled driving pleasure on road or track.

Rivalling the Elva for attention in its striking launch Nardo Orange colour, the 765LT is the latest chapter in the McLaren Longtail story that began with the iconic F1 in the 1990s. While its 765PS and 600Nm of torque will not be on display at Blenheim Palace, the finely-crafted aerodynamic body with many carbon fibre panels will be a stunning sight for visitors.

The 765LT is the very embodiment of a McLaren Longtail; it is the lightest Super Series McLaren, is more powerful and aerodynamic than the 720S and its dynamic performance is focused towards the racetrack. But most importantly of all, it is designed for pure driver engagement.

Completing the trio is the 620R, a road legal realisation of the hugely-successful 570S GT4 race car. Like its race and championship winning inspiration, the 620R is capable of astonishing lap times – with the ability to run Pirelli slick tyres without further adjustments - and inspires confidence in drivers of all abilities. Unlike the 570S GT4, the 620R can also be driven to and from the track.

The car on display at Salon Privé is finished in Mantis Green and features the recently-announced MSO R Pack that includes the dramatic and fully-functional Roof Scoop as well as Visual Carbon Fibre design upgrades and a Titanium SuperSports Exhaust.

Established in 2006 and conceived to recreate the exclusivity, elegance and ambience of early concours, Salon Privé has been held at historic Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, UK since the middle of the last decade. The palace’s beautiful surroundings in the heart of the English countryside is a fitting location for the annual gathering of classic and modern motoring icons. The event is also the social event of the autumn, with fine-dining, champagne and guests encouraged to dress for the occasion.

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Notes to editors:

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About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company’s product portfolio of GT, Supercar, Motorsport and Ultimate models are retailed through over 85 retailers in more than 32 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1.

Then in 1993  it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

In 2018, the company launched its new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will innovate and produce the next generation all-new lightweight carbon fibre architecture.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider as well as the new GT, the track-only Senna GTR and unveiled the 620R and the McLaren Elva.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise, technology and solutions. These include AkzoNobel, Ashurst, Dell Technologies, Pirelli,  Richard Mille, and Tumi.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied.

Further information:

Amel Boubaaya
Head of PR – Europe, Middle East and Africa | McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1483 261500
Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 531357
E-mail: amel.boubaaya@mclaren.com

Kevin Ritson
Press Officer | McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1483 261500
Mobile: +44 (0) 7979 546018
E-mail: kevin.ritson@mclaren.com

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