The McLaren Artura, the first plug-in hybrid produced in series by the Woking manufacturer, which defines it with the acronym HPH (High-Performance Hybrid), has been unveiled. We are talking about a supercar that mounts an unprecedented electrified powertrain and that rests on the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) platform.
Available immediately for order, the McLare Artura offers four different configurations: Standard, Performance, TechLux, and Vision. Wide customization possibilities with 15 standard colors and 16 MSO Defined colors, as well as the opportunity to have a custom paint thanks to the MSO Bespoke Commission program. McLaren offers a five-year warranty on the Artura, while the hybrid powertrain battery has a six-year coverage.
Boosted by the V6 3.0 turbo and electric that provide 680 hp and 720 Nm
Power, efficiency, and lightness are the strengths of the McLaren Artura which boasts a weight/power ratio of 488 hp per ton. The new British supercar has a dry weight of 1,395 kg, while under the hood it mounts a powertrain capable of developing a total of 680 hp and 720 Nm of maximum torque. This is achieved thanks to the combination of the 3.0 liter V6 turbo that delivers 585 hp and 585 Nm and the axial flow electric unit (first ever in the automotive world) of 95 hp and 225 Nm integrated into the double-clutch automatic transmission. 8-speed differential with torque vectoring.
Up to 330 km / h, with 30 km of electric range
Performance can only be of the highest level, with the Artura sprinting from 0 to 100 km / h in 3 seconds, from 0 to 200 km / h in 8.3 seconds, and reaching 330 km / h of top speed ( electronically limited). Thanks to the electric motor powered by 7.4 kWh lithium batteries divided into five elements, the new McLaren supercar is able to travel up to 30 kilometers in electric mode , up to a maximum speed of 130 km / h. As for consumption, the Artura declares an average of 5.5 l / 100 km (WLTP cycle) with emissions of 129 g / km of CO2. Regarding the recharge times, it takes about two and a half hours to recharge the batteries by 80%.
Designed from scratch
From a stylistic point of view, the Artura, while remaining linked to the McLaren family feeling, was born completely from scratch. However, the two-seater central engine setting with a short and compact nose remains, as is the configuration of the headlights and aerodynamic sides.
More spacious cabin and new infotainment
The interior of the Artura offers more space than a classic McLaren, with the cockpit that develops around the new Mis II infotainment system with an 8-inch screen and Android system that integrates mirroring functions for the smartphone, the McLaren Track Telemetry, the Variable Drift Control and the new section dedicated to the management of driving assistance systems. Speaking of Adas, on the Artura we find adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, Road Sign Recognition, and High-Beam Assist. The driving mode is manageable by the controls, which confirm the division between Powertrain and Handling, which were placed on the instrument panel. On the steering wheel, equipped with paddles, there are no secondary controls. As for the seats, you can choose between the Comfort version, with electric adjustments, and the Clubsport which, in addition to greater lightness (9.5 kg less), adds several manual adjustments.
Design in the name of lightness
Most of the technical solutions adopted by McLaren in the construction of the Artura pay great attention to weight containment. The monocoque is extremely light with a weight of 82 kg and capable of integrating the functional Ethernet network with the on-board electronic systems, as well as the battery pack (88 kg) and the electric motor (15.4 kg). To this must be added the savings of 50 kg resulting from the transition from the twin-turbo V8 engine to the V6 engine. Another novelty is in the gearbox, with an extra gear compared to that proposed on the V8, but without reverse gear which is managed by the electric motor.
Four driving modes and Handling controls
There are four driving modes available for those who get behind the wheel of the Artura: E-Mode, Comfort, Sport, and Track. In E-Mode the electric gear is activated, while the Comfort mode gives an eye to efficiency by keeping the V6 off up to 40 km / h and during slowdown phases. By selecting Sport, response delays are eliminated and maximum powertrain power is available. In Track, the Sport settings add the increased shifting speed provided by the transmission. The driver then has the Handling selector at his disposal with which to intervene on the calibration of the shock absorbers and the level of intervention of the traction and stability controls, with the latter having three settings (On, Dynamic and Off). You can also select a specific mode to recharge and preserve the battery level using only the V6 engine, conserving the electric’s energy for later use.
The McLaren Artura also offers a technically advanced set-up, with completely revised rear suspension and recalibrated electro-hydraulic power steering. Evolution also undergone by the PDC II electronically controlled suspension, combined with classic anti-roll bars. Behind the wheels, fitted with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires with Cyber Tire and Noise-Canceling System technology, there is an impressive carbon-ceramic braking system, capable of stopping the car in 31 meters from 100 km / h and in 126 meters from 200 km / h, with 390 mm discs at the front and 380 mm at the rear.
Deliveries in July
The new McLaren Artura, whose first deliveries are scheduled for July 2021, is offered with a base price of 225,000 pounds, equal to just over 258,700 euros.