RE: McLaren Evla Gulf Theme debuts at Speedweek

RE: McLaren Evla Gulf Theme debuts at Speedweek

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fblm

18,160 posts

221 months

Friday 16th October
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LotusOmega375D said:
You don’t associate McLaren with this colour scheme. Even when the F1 was sponsored by Gulf it was a much darker metallic blue. This looks dreadful.
The Davidoff car carried off the light blue Gulf colours really well but I agree rightly, or wrongly, not a livery I'd immediately associate with McLaren

wtdoom

3,739 posts

166 months

Friday 16th October
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The Elvira really is a turd , whatever colour you paint it in

Arsecati

983 posts

75 months

Friday 16th October
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Is this the first car in history that has been made to look WORSE with the application of the Gulf livery?

ash73

19,259 posts

179 months

Friday 16th October
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Better get used to it...

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/retro/you-can-now...

“McLaren and Gulf recently confirmed a new partnership that renews a historic union between the two brands that originated in the 1960s, a decade when both companies made their first forays into motorsport,” says the Woking carmaker. “Gulf branding appeared on McLaren’s Can-Am, Formula 1 and Indy cars from 1968 to 1973.

“Under the new partnership, McLaren Automotive customers will have the opportunity to commission Gulf-liveried cars directly from MSO.”

ash73

19,259 posts

179 months

Friday 16th October
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Tbh if you offered me the Gulf one I'd bite your arm off, but it's just odd they didn't replicate this



Green1man

431 posts

46 months

Friday 16th October
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As previously stated, I think some Gulf liveried cars look great, unfortunately this isn’t one of them!

CanAm

5,934 posts

230 months

Friday 16th October
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LotusOmega375D said:
You don’t associate McLaren with this colour scheme. Even when the F1 was sponsored by Gulf it was a much darker metallic blue. This looks dreadful.
It may be an iconic colour scheme, but for JWA cars, not McLaren!

davejanderson

1 posts

26 months

Friday 16th October
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Saw an Elva on the road near Dorking last weekend- didn’t have a clue what it was to start with, in fact thought it was a Ferrari. Not sure the car has the road presence that the price tag demands, regardless of the paint scheme...

la grange

21 posts

105 months

Friday 16th October
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‘A fool and his money are easily imparted’

romac

148 posts

104 months

Friday 16th October
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5pen said:
Evla or Elva. Which is it?
It's "Elva". The "Evla" AKA "La EV" will be along in a few months, in the livery of an electricity generation company that rhymes with Øfsted, and will also look like a HotWheels model, too.

la grange

21 posts

105 months

Friday 16th October
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Apologies, meant ‘parted’

daytona111r

473 posts

162 months

Friday 16th October
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I like MacLaren the brand even tho they get a lot of hate, but that just looks cheap, Evla just does not look anywhere near as special as a SP1/2 Monza

Davey S2

12,380 posts

212 months

Friday 16th October
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ash73 said:
Chubbyross said:
I have to say, hand on heart, I’d be really embarrassed to be seen in that. But I guess I’m not their target market.
The beauty of these cars is they will live in temperature and humidity controlled garages and will never be driven so nobody will recognise you.
Fixed that for you.

carinaman

15,755 posts

130 months

Friday 16th October
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I could be batty but I think it would look better in black with red pinstripe highlights.

noble12345

289 posts

174 months

Friday 16th October
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What killed this car off for me was back when it was launched, it had a what looked like a small TV screen rise out of the bed bonnet to deflect the air so you wouldnt need a windscreen. While a fun idea, it was imo also a hideously fugly one that ruined the front of the car. A lil low screen at the front would have looked great.

Interestingly while i was on Mclarens site recently i looked at this car and while going through several pages of sales/info i couldnt find one picture of the "TV" raised out of the bonnet. Maybe they ditched the idea.

Also imo the speed humps look too wide, tall & fat from the front, i know other cars do this but i think they look awfull too. Now im not the biggest Ferrari fan, but imo the Monza SP2 blows this out the water. Apart from that tacky lil plastic? panel full of cheap looking buttons on the inside of what is otherwise a lovely cockpit. But just look at these beautifull speedhumps! The whole cars a beauty!






Each to their own though, im sure the owners will love them, the graphite grey colour looks best on this Mclaren i think, maybe black. thumbup

ash73

19,259 posts

179 months

Friday 16th October
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Those huge exhausts spoil the Ferrari a tiny bit, imo. But it's lovely.

The engine's at the wrong end in the McLaren - so it'll never look as good.

The AM is the ugly duckling.

ate one too

2,278 posts

104 months

Friday 16th October
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I took these photos last year at the Universo Ferrari event.




ash73

19,259 posts

179 months

Friday 16th October
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The burgundy red livery Ferrari used in F1 recently would suit that.

Gromm

888 posts

15 months

Friday 16th October
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ash73

19,259 posts

179 months

Friday 16th October
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Had a quick go in paintshop... and added the Vossen/Novitec wheels, too.