According toMcLaren, this model aims for high performance and high efficiency
The hybrid system is inspired by the one used in the company’s Formula 1 racing cars
The Artura will be launched in the summer of 2022
The President of McLaren for the Americas, Nicolas Brown, said that the upcoming Artura hybrid supercar will be as powerful as a supercar should be, while benefitting from a fuel efficiency usually reserved to economy cars.
The hybrid powertrain used in this model was reportedly influenced by the ones used by the automaker in its Formula 1 racing cars for a few years already.
The Artura will deliver 570 horsepower from its plug-in hybrid system which is composed of a twin turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine and a 7.4 kWh battery. This power and the instant response of the electric motor will power it to 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 3 seconds.
The most impressive feat however, is the fuel economy, which is said to be over 50 miles per gallon. While it isn’t clear if those are US or Imperial gallons, it is still unheard of in a car that powerful.
This figure translates to about 4.7 L/100 km using US gallons or 5.7 L/100 km using the imperial measure. The lowest of these two numbers is equal to the average highway fuel consumption of the Toyota Prius.
The Artura and its hybrid drivetrain will pave the way to future electric supercars coming from McLaren, who had its best sales year to date in 2021.
The British supercar maker delivered 14% more cars than in 2020 and it sold more than 10,000 units in the United States for the first time in its history, despite not having an SUV in its lineup and no plans to add one in the future.
The Artura will arrive in the summer of 2022 and its platform will be used to create other models which will be essential for the automaker to achieve fully electric sales by 2026.