Like many other premium manufacturers (like Ferrari with its SF90 Stradale two years ago), McLaren is deploying its new hybrid strategy. This will first involve a new model, called Artura, a 100% new vehicle for McLaren, and developed from a McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture monocoque chassis weighing only… 82 kg!
Artura: the hybrid supercar made in McLaren
The McLaren Artura has a total weight of 1,500 kilos on the scale which is adorned with an instantly recognizable look, with McLaren’s own DNA. A model whose weight and aerodynamics have been particularly careful, with very sculpted shapes, as well as a massive use of carbon and aluminum.
On board, despite the presence of a small multimedia screen, we are in the presence of a racing car, with an Alcantara steering wheel, (very) large paddles for up and down gears, not to mention a steering wheel completely devoid of the slightest button.
On the engine side, the new McLaren Artura is adorned with a solid 3.0L biturbi V6 block, which develops a whopping 580 hp. The latter is associated with an electric motor that develops 95 hp, for a total of 675 hp, and no less than 720 Nm of torque. A (over) power that allows the McLaren Artura to overcome 0 to 100 km / h in just 3 seconds, and to spin up to 330 km / h in peak.
For those who wish to drive in silence, the McLaren Artura will have a “full electric” mode. In this way, we can drive using only the electric motor, without having to start the overpowered V6. However, it will be necessary to be satisfied with a top speed of 40 km / h, and a range of about 30 km. According to Engadget, price side, it will cost a little less than € 200,000 to park this Artura in the garage of the house.