Nothing much here. It is just the gorgeous McLaren Elva draped in the iconic Gulf Oil brand livery. The car was unveiled at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in the U.K. earlier this month.
The Ultra-exclusive Ultimate Series Elva roadster was seen covered in blue and orange Gulf colors and boy, it does bring motorsport fans back to the 60s.
The two brands first started back in the 60s when both companies first entered into motorsport. Since then, the Gulf branding had appeared on McLaren Can-Am, Formula 1 as well as Indy cars between 1968 and 1973.
After a couple of decades hiatus, the McLaren F1 GTRs run by customer team GTC also carried the famous Gulf livery in global GT racing, including at Le Mans.
So what does this means to McLaren’s customers? Well, under this new partnership, McLaren Automotive’s customers will have the opportunity to commission Gulf-liveried cars directly from MSO.
Though it is not clear if any old McLaren Automotive’s cars could have the iconic livery or select models, and it also not clear when it will be available and for how much.
Having Elva as the “model” to showoff the Gulf livery couldn’t be more fitting. It is sports car that recalls the McLaren-Elva sports racers of the 1960s. It is a representation of the true spirit of driving enjoyment as well as McLaren’s involvement in motorsports. You can learn more about the McLaren Elva HERE if you need a recap.