Day: June 29, 2021

The Topless McLaren Elva Delivers the Visceral Thrill of Open-Air Motoring

Just like London buses, you wait ages for a roofless British hypercar and then two come along at the same time. While the Italian Ferrari Monza arguably started the extreme roadster trend in 2019, McLaren now has its Elva while Aston Martin has launched the V12 Speedster.

Both limited-edition models come without a roof or a windscreen, each offering a return to the visceral thrill of completely open-air motoring. Understandably, when seeing a chance to dance with the McLaren Elva, we cut right in.

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Priced at nearly $2 million—almost double that of the Aston Martin V12 Speedster—the madcap McLaren is best explained with a couple of technical stats. The 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8—mated to the marque’s seven-speed seamless-shift gearbox—is from the Senna hypercar and pushes out 804 hp, while the Elva weighs only 2,531 pounds, some 1,322 pounds less than the V12 Speedster.

The 804 hp McLaren Elva is priced at  million. - Credit: Photo: Courtesy of McLaren Automotive Limited.

The 804 hp

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Global Connected Cars Outlook Report 2021: With Revenue Potential of $15-$20 Billion by 2025, the Creation of Software-defined Vehicles and Innovative Business Models is More Critical than Ever

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Connected Cars Outlook, 2021” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated – rather than affected – growth prospects for the global connected cars market.

Technology implementation has increased, and the post-pandemic situation appears to be a positive one for all stakeholders. The pandemic is a blessing in disguise as innovative features such as embedded connectivity, bio-based health monitoring, and non-touch-based haptics such as gesture recognition will be quickly implemented in vehicles due to the urgent need for protection and risk aversion.

Start-ups and other mid-tier connected car technology firms are being pursued to support the implementation of these innovative vehicle features.

The market is undergoing a transformation, and automakers are evolving into technology firms and appear to be on an equal footing with technology giants, with some of them opting for a collaborative approach to capture market share. Business transformations

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