Watch 'Top Gear' Detail McLaren's $1.7M USD Roofless Elva Hypercar

Learning how the unique Active Air Management System deflects and protects.

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Automotive icons Top Gear have gotten up-close-and-personal with the $1.7M USD McLaren Elva — the British marques latest hypercar to feature a number of great technological feats.

In the video, Top Gear‘s deputy editor Jack Rix heads to the McLaren Technology Center to take a closer look at the new model. The most notable part of the Elva is its lack of roof and windowscreen, which is finally explained in the video above in a graphic that shows how the Active Air Management System (AAMS) works. In short, an air deflector raises at the front at speeds higher than 30 MPH, pushing forces around the cabin to create a “bubble of calm.”

Its lack of roof will allow the lucky owner to experience the four precisely-positioned exhaust pipes, with two acting as “subwoofers” as the noise hits the tarmac, and two others coming together for a more cabin-focused sound. Top Gear continues to detail the Elva, noting its 3D titanium printed rear surround, its notable lack of carbon fiber panels, and the minimalistic interior. For the full run-down, watch the video above.

Elsewhere in the automotive world, Tesla’s stock prices have reached an all-time high.

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