Next year, McLaren Automotive will introduce the new Artura, a High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) developed with the benefit of more than half a century of McLaren knowledge, experience and engineering achievements in race and road cars.
The Artura marks the beginning of a new era for the British company. Based on the expertise in electrification first showcased in the McLaren P1TM hybrid hypercar unveiled in 2012 and more recently the Speedtail Hyper-GT, which entered production this year as McLaren’s fastest ever car with a top speed of 250mph, the new supercar is McLaren’s first High-Performance Hybrid series production vehicle.
The new Artura will be fitted with an all-new compact twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, designed to combine with an electric motor in a new lightweight High-Performance Hybrid powertrain that maintains the performance benefits of McLaren’s larger capacity V8 engines and has the additional attraction of improved torque response at low engine speeds to produce scintillating acceleration. The supercar will also be able to run 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 manufactured in the UK at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre, the Artura continues McLaren’s commitment to super-lightweight engineering principles that have their roots in motorsport. The additional mass of the High-Performance Hybrid system has been offset by the use of weight-saving technologies throughout the chassis, body and powertrain. The McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) provides the car’s class-leading weight advantage. Further details about the all-new McLaren Artura will be revealed over the coming months.
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