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    Driving the McLaren Elva

    New karenable blog on driving the Elva just posted:
     

    https://karenable.com/driving-the-mclaren-elva/


    Comments?


    Re: Driving the McLaren Elva

    I think it's the "usual" 90/95% question - meaning a 720 is probably 90% of this car - a 765 spyder 95% for considerable less money. Unless people buy just for exclusivity with money no object it does not make sense in my book. 


    Re: Driving the McLaren Elva

    The orange #4 Elva is stunning and looks perfect if one has access to private roads.  For much of the country, unfortunately, the Elva with windscreen seems the more practical choice as road conditions, and large pickup trucks, mean rock projectiles are a common threat. 

    Thank you again for the informative write up.


    Re: Driving the McLaren Elva

    For a company with financial issues, I am having difficulty determining why they built this car. A waste of resources. 
     

    Thanks for the excellent write up. It provided me with everything I need to know about the car.kiss


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    Re: Driving the McLaren Elva

    CGX car nut:

    The orange #4 Elva is stunning and looks perfect if one has access to private roads.  For much of the country, unfortunately, the Elva with windscreen seems the more practical choice as road conditions, and large pickup trucks, mean rock projectiles are a common threat. 

    Thank you again for the informative write up.

    My pleasure.  Definitely agree on the projectile risk and I dont think the helmets provide the same level of protection that a windshield does.  Also the wind against your face/helmet gets old after a bit. 


    Re: Driving the McLaren Elva

    The development costs are significantly lower for the Elva, since it utilizes key components from other models, than developing an entirely new platform.  This allows for higher margins on the units sold as well as an increase in publicity for the marque without the need to spend cashflow on marketing campaigns.  


    Re: Driving the McLaren Elva

    Agree, Elva would have been very cheap to develop.  Its basically a Senna under the skin with a slightly different tune on the engine.


    Re: Driving the McLaren Elva

    Great write up as usual, thank youwink

    What a shame the orange car is without a windscreen, it's gorgeousangel


    Re: Driving the McLaren Elva

    The orange one is one of the very strange colors that looks better in pictures than it does "in person"


     
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