The good folks over at McLaren know all about speed. Today the iconic automaker is back, and they return with a celebration of the past. One of the most iconic sponsorship deals was that between Gulf Oil and McLaren, which stretched from Can-Am, Indycar, and Formula One racing. Despite a successful run that included 35 race wins, it was almost two decades before the brands worked together again. Now they are back, returning with a retro Elva to celebrate.
Today we get a look at McLaren’s limited-edition Elva Roadster with Gulf Oil. The special edition ride features the iconic Gulf Racing blue and orange color scheme. The vehicle is a nod to the past while taking a ride into the future. The livery is directly available to customers through its bespoke McLaren Special Operations.
The vehicle is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that pushes 804hp and 590lb-ft of torque. The initial 399-car production figure was slashed to 249, and then once again to 149. This makes the Elva quite an exclusive machine and one worth your time and attention.
Take a closer look at this striking new ride in the images below and head over to McLaren to find out more. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more modern examples of speed and performance coming soon.
Photos via McLaren