All-new Artura to be McLaren’s next-gen high-performance hybrid supercar

by SpeedLux
McLaren Artura

McLaren Automotive is set to bring the full force of its expertise in hybrid powertrain engineering to the supercar class in 2021 with the introduction of the new Artura, a High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) developed with the advantage of more than half a century of McLaren expertise, experience and engineering achievements in vehicles.

All-new in every respect, the Artura marks the start of a new era for the pioneering British automaker. It has been built on the expertise in electrification first showcased in the McLaren P1TM hybrid hypercar which was revealed in 2012 and more recently the Speedtail Hyper-GT, which entered production this year as the automaker’s fastest ever car with a top speed of 403km/h (250mph), the Artura is McLaren’s first High-Performance Hybrid series-production supercar.

“Every element of the Artura is all-new – from the platform architecture and every part of the High-Performance Hybrid powertrain, to the exterior body, interior and cutting-edge driver interface – but it draws on decades of McLaren experience in pioneering super-lightweight race and road car technologies to bring all of our expertise in electrification to the supercar class,” said Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren.

The new Artura marks the launching of an all-new compact twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, created for combining an electric motor in a new lightweight High-Performance Hybrid powertrain that retains the performance benefits of the automaker’s larger capacity V8 engines and has the extra attraction of enhanced torque response at low engine speeds to deliver scintillating acceleration. The Artura can also operate on electric power alone for everyday emission-free urban journeys.

The first car to be built on an all-new, platform architecture optimized for electrification and designed and produced in the UK at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre, the Artura furthers McLaren’s dedication to super-lightweight engineering principles that have their roots in motorsport.

The additional mass of the High-Performance Hybrid system, for example, has been mainly offset by the application of weight-saving technologies throughout the chassis, body, and powertrain. Furthermore, the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) at the heart of the Artura not only allows the car’s class-leading weight advantage, but it is also the base for the dynamic excellence inherent in every McLaren.

More details about the all-new McLaren Artura will be told over the coming months and consumers who would like to be kept informed can register their interest with a McLaren retailer.

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