McLaren Automotive showcases the pioneering Elva and 765LT models at immersive 'McLaren Masterpieces' event in Dubai, UAE

29 Oct 2020

  • McLaren Elva and 765LT presented to select audience in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Open-cockpit two-seater Ultimate Series Elva celebrates design of McLaren race cars of 1960s
  • McLaren 765LT starts next chapter of ‘Longtail’ sub-brand as the most powerful, dynamically advanced and engaging LT model ever
  • First customer deliveries in the Middle East scheduled in the first half of 2021

McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury, high-performance supercars, showcased its Elva and 765LT models during a private ‘McLaren Masterpieces’ event held in Bluewaters Island, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A select group of passionate enthusiasts based in the Middle-East were given a full insight into these latest models in a truly immersive gallery setting and on individual basis.

“We are delighted to present the Elva and 765LT to our discerning customers, here in the UAE. These latest creations from McLaren Automotive showcase the pinnacle of our design and engineering expertise, as we continue to push the boundaries of supercar development in pursuit of unparalleled driving experiences.   Both models have excited customers around the world and I am confident that the reception will be the same here in the Middle East, where first market deliveries are scheduled for  the first half of 2021.”
Brett Soso, Managing Director – Europe, Middle East & Africa

The new McLaren Elva joins the brand’s Ultimate Series as a ferociously fast open-cockpit car that heightens every sensory input to provide unparalleled driving experience on both road and track. This extreme two-seater is the lightest road car ever from McLaren Automotive, with bespoke carbon fibre chassis and body and a pioneering McLaren Active Air Management System (AAMS) that shelters occupants by manipulating air flow while retaining a strong connection to the elements.

Power is delivered from a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine which generates 815PS and 800Nm to deliver truly breath-taking performance figures. The McLaren Elva reaches 100km/h from standstill in less than three seconds and acceleration to 200 km/h is achieved in under seven seconds.

The Elva will be following in the footsteps of previous Ultimate Series vehicles in being available in strictly limited numbers – in this case just 149 will be built to customer order.  UAE prices start from USD 1,788,000.

Lighter, more powerful and with extreme levels of performance on both road and track, the McLaren 765LT is the latest in a line of ‘Longtail’ McLarens and joins the range as the most dynamically advanced and engaging LT model ever from McLaren Automotive.  The dynamic ability and precision of the 765LT on both road and track is outstanding, taking circuit performance to new heights and making every road drive a joy. Driver satisfaction is guaranteed by  highthe levels of engagement between driver and car, the result of absolute focus on feedback and connection.

The new McLaren 765LT is the most powerful and responsive road-legal McLaren ‘Longtail’ to date. Its 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivers peak power of 765PS and maximum torque of 800Nm. Transmission has been optimised for acceleration, delivering virtually instant throttle response and producing benchmark acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and 0-200 km/h in just 7.2 seconds. The intense emotional connection is further heightened by the visceral soundtrack from the full-titanium, quad-exit exhaust.

The carbon fibre bodywork of the new McLaren 765LT contributes to an 80kg (DIN) weight-saving over the already superlight McLaren 720S. In its lightest specification, the 765LT features a class-leading dry-weight of just 1,229 kg that delivers a power-to-weight ratio of 622PS per tonne. The unique rear wing, door blades and extended rear diffuser contribute to aerodynamic downforce 25% greater than that of a 720S, adding a further dimension to the dynamic performance of the new LT.

Just 765 individually-numbered cars will be offered globally to customer order, with 2020 production fully allocated and expressions of interest now exceeding total production. The price of the vehicle in the UAE starts from AED 1,500,000.

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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 40 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™.

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.

In 2020, McLaren launched the 765LT. In addition, it unveiled the all-new lightweight architecture innovated and manufactured at the £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre opened in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will underpin the next decade of McLaren’s electrified future.

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

Adam Gron
Regional PR & Marketing Manager – Middle East and Africa McLaren Automotive Limited
Mobile: +973 (0) 66 398339

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