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News McLaren's First Series Hybrid is the Artura

McLaren’s First Series Hybrid is the Artura

McLaren Hybrid coming early next year

  • New model gets all-new platform

  • V6 hybrid replaces McLaren’s usual V8


McLaren‘s latest supercar has just gotten a name. And, once again, it’s a real name: The Artura is a hybrid supercar that’s expected to go on sale in the first half of next year.

It’ll be the first series-production supercar from the brand to use its expertise with electrification, and they’re calling it a High-Performance Hybrid. It also, the brand is quick to point out, comes with the half-century of experience making road and race cars at McLaren.

“Every element of the Artura is all-new – from the platform architecture and every part of the High-Performance Hybrid powertrain, to the exterior body, interior and cutting-edge driver interface – but it draws on decades of McLaren experience in pioneering super-lightweight race and road car technologies to bring all of our expertise in electrification to the supercar class,” said McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt.

The McLaren Artura will be powered by a twin-turbo V6, a big departure from the 4.0L V8s the company has used in nearly all of its modern road cars, but the hybrid powertrain delivers V8-like power with the benefit of more torque at low engine speeds. It will also run on electric power alone, “for everyday emission-free urban journeys.” So while it’s not called out, we expect this to be a hybrid of the plug-in variety.

It will be the first model on the new electrification-optimised platform, and McLaren sayst that it has used lightweighting measures to mostly offset the extra kilos of the HPH system. As is the fashion for the brand, McLaren will continue to trickle out details until the car goes on sale.

 

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