News McLaren Artura Revealed
On February 17th 2021, McLaren revealed their latest highly anticipated supercar that has been kept well under wraps for some time now.
Added: 22 February 2021
On February 17th 2021, McLaren revealed their latest highly anticipated supercar that has been kept well under wraps for some time now. The Artura represents an important step forward for McLaren as it moves away from its traditional V8 setup that has been a favourite for its entire lineup.
McLaren first dabbled with hybrid cars back in 2014 with the P1 hypercar, but this was always destined to be for a much more exclusive group of drivers - specifically people who could afford a price tag of upwards of £1million. Artura brings similar hybrid technology and EV-only driving to the masses (well, more so than a P1) with a decidedly more modest price point of £185,500.
Artura is the first car from McLaren to pair an all-new 3.0 litre V6 engine, producing 585PS, with an electric motor that produces 95PS for a grand total of 680PS. As the electric motor is capable enough to move the car under its own power, Artura can travel up to 19 miles of emission-free driving on electric power alone - handy for those low-emission zones that are becoming increasingly prominent.
Charging the 7.4KwH battery to 80% takes just 2.5 hours from a direct power source, or Artura can charge the battery on the move if EV driving is required later on.
The latest supercar from McLaren really is all-new. There is a brand new 8-speed Dual Clutch transmission, a new twin-turbo V6 engine and the entire carbon fibre tub is also new for the brand. This is also the first time that McLaren have used an E-Diff which electronically distributes torque to the correct wheels and is said to be more effective than traditional limited-slip differentials.
Performance is unmistakably McLaren with some truly impressive numbers. 0-62 MPH takes just 3.0 seconds, top speed is electronically limited to 205 MPH and the entire car has a dry weight of just 1395 KG.
The benefits of an electric motor stretch far beyond low-emission driving. The instant torque of E-Motors means that there is never a gap in torque on acceleration or when shifting, resulting in throttle response that is twice as fast as conventional McLarens.
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