The global chip shortage is being blamed for the new delay.
Originally, the Artura was to launch back in October 2020.
The Artura is a plug-in hybrid supercar.
First announced in late 2020, the McLaren Artura was and is an important car for the British hypercar maker. It was, well is, to introduce the brand’s Carbon Lightweight Architecture platform designed to do many things including accommodate electrification.
The Artura will combine McLaren’s first-ever V6 engine, a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre unit, with an electric motor as well as a 7.4-kilowatt-hour battery. This PHEV supercar is an important milestone for McLaren as it will lead the way towards full-electrification by 2026.
Originally slated to launch in October 2020, then postponed to June 2021, it has now been pushed back to July 2022 due to the global chip shortage.
“We held on longer than everybody else in terms of stopping production, but unfortunately, our semiconductor supply dried up,” McLaren spokesman Roger Ormisher said as reported by Automotive News. “That made us have to reduce production across the board.”
The Artura isn’t just another McLaren. The car will account for 40% of the company’s output in 2022 and will be a conquest model priced from $229,500 in the US. It is aimed at a younger more technology-focused crowd and will showcase the brand’s engineering capabilities for its upcoming all-electric future.