Well damn, you might as well throw your McLaren Senna right in the garbage dump because the British supercar maker just stood again. The new 2020 McLaren Elva is lighter, faster with an 804 horsepower tomturbo V8, and daring in the absence of windshield and windows.
That 804 HP power combined with the lightest carbon body McLaren ever designed gets the River from 0 to 62 mph at under 3 seconds, and from 0 to 124 mph faster than Senna in just 6.7 seconds. The river also has the advantage of looking significantly better than Senna.
The river name comes from the 1960s McLaren-River river sports cars designed by Bruce McLaren and derived from group 7 racing cars, which is the company's excuse for making a terribly fast modern supercar with no windshield.
McLaren claims the river has been homologated for every market, and because of this the car is also available with a fixed windshield. For those of us who do not like to turn road insects into tiny bullets that are collected by our face while driving.
But McLaren also claims it won't be a problem if you don't walk without a windshield, like the River is Designed with a so-called "McLaren Active Air Management System" that diverts air away from just pummeling the vehicle's occupants and creating a "bubble of calm."
It will only be built 399 Elvas, with or without windshields starting at $ 1,690,000 before doing any personal details. Once again, a fancy car company charges more for less, technically. They love to do it.
Find a good visor helmet too, though McLaren claims you don't need it.