McLaren Masterpieces in Dubai

McLaren Automotive showcased its Elva and 765LT models during a private McLaren Masterpieces event held in Bluewaters Island, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

McLaren Masterpieces in Dubai Photo by Waleed Shah

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 an individual basis.

We are delighted to present the Elva and 765LT to our discerning customers, here in the United Arab Emirates. 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 an unparalleled driving experience on both road and track. This extreme two-seater is the lightest road car ever from McLaren Automotive, with bespoke carbon fiber chassis and body and a pioneering McLaren Active Air Management System (AAMS) that shelters occupants by manipulating airflow while retaining a strong connection to the elements.

Power is delivered from a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine which generates 815PS and 800Nm to deliver truly breath-taking performance figures. The McLaren Elva reaches 100 km/h from a 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 high 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-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivers a peak power of 765PS and maximum torque of 800Nm. The transmission has been optimized 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 fiber bodywork of the new McLaren 765LT contributes to an 80kg (DIN) weight-saving over the already super light 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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