As we told you recently, McLaren Automotive will bring all its experience in hybrid powertrain engineering from competition to road supercars this year with the introduction of the new Artura next Tuesday February 16, a high performance hybrid (HPH) developed thanks to more than half a century of knowledge.
The McLaren Artura will go on sale in the second half of 2021. Brand new in all respects, the Artura will usher in a new era for the British company. It will build on electrification expertise first shown in the P1TM Hybrid Hypercar (2012) and, more recently, in the Speedtail.
Thus, the Artura will be the first hybrid series production supercar from McLaren. The new lightweight platform, which blends with architecture McLaren Carbon Lightweight (MCLA), has been designed to meet the demands of electrification. The additional mass of the hybrid system has been offset by the application of weight-saving technologies throughout the chassis, body and powertrain.
“Every element of the Artura is brand newFrom platform architecture and hybrid powertrain, to exterior bodywork, interior and driver interface; but builds on decades of McLaren experience as a pioneer in road and racing car technology«Reveals Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive.
The McLaren Artura will combine a new V6 gasoline engine twin turbocharger with a high performance electric motor. This will allow it to retain the performance of McLaren’s higher capacity V8 engines with the benefit of delivering improved torque response at low revs for. Thanks to this, the acceleration response will be brutal.
As we can see in the images and video, the Artura will have a profile similar to the Sports Series line of the brand, showing off large headlamps, slim Elva-inspired taillights and an aggressive rear bumper with an integrated diffuser. The set will finish off the scissor doors and V-spoke alloy wheels.
Behind these will be hidden a powerful brake system developed by McLaren and in the rear we can see the ‘McLaren Artura’ logo between the two exhaust pipes. For now, the only thing we know about the interior is that we will find a group of digital instruments that, in this case, reveal a 32 kilometers electric range.