New McLaren Elva is designed to be driven without a windshield

New McLaren Elva is designed to be driven without a windshield

The new McLaren Elva (costing about $1.7 million) is being sold without a windshield. You can pay to have one installed (which is legally required in some U.S. states) but the car is meant to be driven without one. Makers of the car say that when it reaches speeds higher than 25 mph (40 kph) the car deploys the Elva’s Active Air Management System creating a ’bubble of calm’.

Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry 2 months

Great, a $1.7 million quadricycle so the driver can live in opulence, but still be able to get bugs in their teeth! Wonderful feature! /sarcasm

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 2 months

Can't get rained on if the car never leaves the garage!

Mutatis 2 months

What about rain, etc. Even assuming this 'air bubble' works, it only kicks in at a certain speed, so cannot park outside, and there was no mention if it protects the driver from anything beyond wind.

Jim Boi
Jim Boi 2 months

No better way to prove your wealth then waisting.

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 2 months

You know what would make that car look really good? A roof and me sitting it in with title in hand.

on the prowl
on the prowl 2 months

It sort of reminds me of the Batmobile from the 1960s TV series. That car did have windshields (right and left) and matching rear windows but no roof.

K.G 2 months

Unless that "bubble of calm" is a force field, wind is the only thing it's blocking.

Judi Em
Judi Em 2 months

Stupid idea.

Rational ific
Rational ific 2 months

That pales in comparison to the 3-million-dollar car that doesn't even have wheels! It's perfect for viewing within one's own garage...or living room!

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 2 months

It's a fascinating idea to use aerodynamics to create a bubble of calm air where the passengers are, but given that MacLarens are known for speed and if the effect starts at 25 I doubt it extends much farther than 55, so...

Fin 2 months

Nothing like bugs in your teeth b driving with goggles

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