Racers Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme both originally made their mark on the circuits of the 1960’s at the wheel of the potent McLaren M1A, a car that paved the way for McLaren’s global success in both Can-Am racing and road cars.
Powered by thundering Oldsmobile V8’s, the McLaren M1A Mk1 became synonymous with McLaren’s success in North American racing, piloted by such luminaries as Chris Amon and Graham Hill.
To celebrate the links between McLaren Automotive’s latest Ultimate Series car, the 804bhp McLaren Elva and its illustrious forebears, McLaren Beverly Hills has created an evocative video of the new Elva. Alongside one of the historic Can-Am McLarens, the video features reminiscences from key McLaren personalities including; McLaren Racing CEO, Zak Brown, McLaren Indy 500 winner, Jonny Rutherford and former McLaren F1 driver, JP Montoya.
‘’Everything about McLaren is authenticity, Elva represents that in the purest and most perfect sense from both the driving dynamics and design to the technology that’s in it.’’
Ansar Ali, Managing Director, McLaren Special Operations
This latest video is the second of three celebrating the exhilaration and connection to the elements experienced by drivers of the new McLaren Elva. The first featured IndyCar driver JR Hildebrand at the wheel of an Elva with an optional windshield and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZBXtb5Awco
‘’It provides the purest sensation of connection to the road, it excites all your senses from smell, to taste, to the feeling through the steering wheel. It’s the most incredible machine for the A to A journey, just getting out and driving like nothing else matters.’’
JR Hildebrand, IndyCar Driver