New McLaren Artura is literally out of this world

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The new awe-inspiring McLaren Hybrid supercar has been revealed as it puts out 671bhp and 720Nm with hatchback-level emissions 

Artura is McLaren’s first series-production high- Hybrid (HPH) supercar that promises exciting driving performance while keeping emissions lower than ever before.

With ever-before electrification, the supercar shows off even faster throttle response, while at the same time runs in pure EV mode for emissions-free drives of up to 30 kilometres.

It is also worth mentioning that Artura is the first ever model to be underpinned by all-new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) while being built in-house at the iconic McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the UK’s Sheffield region. 

Something that really makes this buddy a distinguished car is its lightweight body that features super formed aluminum and carbon fibre, the Artura is the lightest in the whole class with kerb weight of merely 1,498kg with a power-to-weight ratio of 488PS per tonne.

The best specs you can expect of hybrid supercar

The Artura’s powertrain consists of an all-new twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine with a fascinating E-motor and energy-dense battery pack, offering combined outputs of 680PS (671bhp) and 720Nm of torque.

The best part is that V6 alone produces 585PS (577bhp) acceleration from 0-100kph in just 3.0 seconds; 0-200kph in merely 8.3 seconds; and 0-300kph in just 21.5 seconds. 

The Artura is exclusively designed with full Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) potential and can easily be charged to 80 per cent capacity in merely 2.5 hours with a standard EVSE cable. Moreover, the batteries can also harvest power from the combustion engine in the midst of driving, according to the driving mode chosen.

A totally new interior has all kinds of key controls that are easily accessible with hands on the wheel; new 8in HD touch-screen infotainment system allowing configuration of extraordinary advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS); and also smart-phone mirroring.

The best part is that the driver can select from four Powertrain modes that also include an E-mode for as many as 30km of emissions-free, electric-only driving. Exclusively designed for mixed driving conditions, Comfort mode maximises range and competence, with the combustion engine shut off under 40kph with the use of an extensive stop and start mode but phased in for more speed and power essentials. As far as the Sport and Track modes are concerned, electric power is deployed in an enhanced aggressive manner for low-end answer and acceleration.

The fascinating supercar is exclusively fitted with carbon ceramic brakes as well as lightweight aluminum calipers from the similar family as the ones in McLaren’s up-to-date LT models. The carmaker expresses together with the brand new rear axle kinematics, they offer superior high-speed braking power and steadiness. 

“Every drop of McLaren’s experience and expertise has been poured into the Artura. Our all-new, High-Performance Hybrid delivers all of the performance, driver engagement and dynamic excellence for which McLaren is renowned, with the additional benefit of EV driving capability. The introduction of the Artura is a landmark moment – for McLaren, for our customers who will appreciate and enjoy this car on every emotional and rational level, and for the supercar world,” expresses Mike Flewitt, CEO, McLaren Automotive.

Artura gearing up to hit the roads 

Available exclusively to order now from McLaren retailers, the supercar first deliveries to customers will initiate in Q3 of this year. The Artura is valued in its home UK market from £185,500 for the typical specification and every McLaren Artura comes as standard with as many as five-year vehicle warranty, a six-year battery warranty and also a 10-year body warranty.

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