The rather surprising announcement was made by none other than McLaren’s great honcho, Mike Flewitt. In a recent interview with Australian financial review, Woking’s CEO said that this decision was made following requests received from buyers: “comments from our customers are that they think the car should be more exclusive than that, so we have capped it at 249. “
Sure, this is the official word from the boss of the company, but some may wonder if McLaren ran into trouble finding 399 buyers for the Elva and decided to save appearances by making the car “more exclusive” ” We will probably never find the real answer to what really motivated the drastic reduction in production, but one thing is certain: the last member of the Ultimate series will be even rarer than initially announced.
Interestingly, we noticed that the company’s media site has already updated the press release that was originally published on November 13, as it no longer says that the Elva will be produced in 399 copies. It now indicates that 249 cars will be produced. Deliveries by customers of the 804 horsepower speedster and at the same time McLaren’s lightest road car are expected to begin later this year.