McLaren unveils £1.4million supercar inspired by 1960s racer – and it doesn’t have a roof, windscreen or windows – The Sun

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MCLAREN has unveiled a £1.4million supercar that doesn't have a roof, windscreen or windows.

The British automaker's new Elva was inspired by the open-roofed, two-seater performance cars raced in the 1960s.

While being exposed to the elements in winter, drivers will be shielded by a system which prevents air from hitting their face.

The technology uses a carbon deflector to channel air through the nose of the car, while also redirecting it over the cockpit.

According to McLaren, this creates a "relative bubble of calm" for drivers and their passenger.

If you're struggling with the gust when behind the wheel, you can add a small windscreen as an additional extra.

The Elva is based on some of the most iconic 1960 racers designed by founder and champion driver Bruce McLaren.

Like its original model, the Elva is one of the lightest McLarens ever built thanks to its carbon body.

The luxurious car is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine which allows it to go from 0 to 62mph in under three seconds.

It can even hit speeds in excess of 200mph, but the British carmaker has yet to confirm its maximum speed.

Only 399 models of the motor will be produced, with each selling for £1.4million.

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They are expected to hit the road by the end of 2020.

Rob Melville, design director at McLaren Automotive, said: "Our mission with the McLaren Elva was to create an open-cockpit, two-seat roadster that delivers the most elemental of driving experiences

"Formula 1-inspired shrink-wrapped volumes create a technical sculpture that is as striking as it is remarkable, the exterior flowing into the interior in a stunning example of a new and unique McLaren 'blurred boundaries' design principle."

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