McLaren Automotive has revealed the Artura. According to the British maker of luxury, high-performance supercars, this marks the beginning of both a new chapter for the company and a new era in supercar technology and performance.
Based on the McLaren philosophy of super-lightweight engineering, Artura, the firm said, is a distillation of every attribute inherent in a McLaren.
The car is combined with faster throttle response, lower emissions and ability to run in pure EV mode, due to its ground-breaking electrified powertrain.
Brett Soso, Managing Director – Europe, Middle East & Africa, McLaren Automotive Ltd, said, “We are proud and honoured to showcase the all-new McLaren Artura in the Kingdom of Bahrain and on the day of its global debut.”
Soso said further that this revolutionary High-Performance Hybrid supercar marks a beginning of a new era for both McLaren Automotive and the wider supercar segment.
“Every drop of our engineering expertise gained across more than 50 years of racing has been poured into the Artura, to deliver a combination of breath-taking performance, driver engagement and dynamic excellence, which our brand is so renowned for. I am confident that this extraordinary creation will appeal to both our existing and new customers in the Middle East region.”
Artura is the first model built on the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA), which sets new standards for advanced and flexible chassis design and has been optimised for hybrid applications through bespoke domain-based ethernet electrical architecture, battery compartment as well as electrical air-conditioning.
The new platform compliments additional weight-reduction measures, resulting in dry weight of 1,395kg, and a DIN kerb weight of 1,489kg.
Turbocharged petrol engine
Artura comes with lightweight 2,993cc twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, paired to a bespoke eight-speed transmission and a compact e-motor.
This provides the supercar with instant torque and improved throttle response. The package generates a combined power output of 680PS (671 bhp) and 720S Nm of torque, which translates to a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 488PS per tonne, as well as “truly breath-taking” performance figures.
The top speed of the supercar is electronically limited to 330km/h with 0-100km/h reached in just 3.0 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 8.3 seconds.
(With inputs from Automotive Lead Research Team)
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