McLaren’s newest supercar is a $225,000 hybrid — tour the Artura

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

McLaren has only made two hybrid supercars — the P1 and the Speedtail — until now. On Tuesday, the British automaker unveiled the Artura, the first hybrid supercar built on the new vehicle platform that will underpin its new generation of hybrid supercars.

A pure-EV mode gives the car an estimated all-electric range of 19 miles. Combined with the twin-turbocharged, 3.0-litre V6, the Artura claims to produce a combined output of 671 brake horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque.

Priced starting from $US225,000, McLaren says the Artura’s order books are open now.

Read on to learn more.


The Artura is an all-new hybrid supercar from McLaren.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

In August, the automaker announced an all-new platform that would underpin its upcoming generation of hybrid supercars.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

Source: Insider


The new platform is called the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture, or MCLA.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

The Artura is the first car to be built on the MCLA platform.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

On its own, the electric motor produces a claimed 94 brake horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

It allows the Artura to have an all-electric driving range of up to 19 miles.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

You can plug in the Artura to charge it.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

It can regain 80% of its battery level in 2.5 hours if you use a standard EVSE cable.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

You can also use the engine to charge the battery.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

The gasoline motor is a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-litre V6 that produces a claimed 577 brake horsepower and 431 pound-feet of torque.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

Combined, the two systems produce a claimed total system output of 671 brake horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

A 0-to-62-mph sprint happens in an estimated three seconds.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

There’s also a 205-mph limited top speed.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

Despite it being a hybrid, however, McLaren says the Artura weighs just 3,303 pounds.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

There are four driving modes to choose from.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

They are Comfort, Sport, Track, and E-mode for electric-only driving.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

You’ll recognise the familiar McLaren spaciness in the cabin.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

McLaren decided to keep the hydraulically assisted steering system for maximum driver feedback.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

McLaren says the seats can even accommodate people who are six-foot-four.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

The Artura will also come with adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, road sign recognition, and high-beam assist.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

Over the next 10 years, McLaren will build more hybrid cars.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

Source: Insider


But the automaker hopes to “cease any traditional engine development by 2030.”

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

Source: Insider


After that, McLaren wants to fully shift to building EVs.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

Source: Insider


We won’t get an all-electric McLaren until close to the end of this decade, however.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

Source: Insider


If the hybrid does it for you, you don’t have to wait to order your Artura.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

Order books are open now, with prices starting at $US225,000.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

Standard features include comfort seats and a vehicle nose-lift system.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren

Deliveries are expected to start in the third quarter of this year.

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McLaren Artura. McLaren