Today, it was officially announced that the McLaren Artura will represent the new generation of hybrid supercars, and will be launched by the British manufacturer during the first half of 2021, God willing.
Before talking about the newest hybrid supercar, we would like to remind you of the McLaren P1, which was unveiled at Paris Motor Show in 2012 and only 375 copies were made during the years from 2013 to 2015. McLaren P1 is the first hybrid car produced by McLaren and it competes with Ferrari La Ferrari, Porsche 918 Spider. Last year it was followed by McLaren Speedtail, the second super hybrid car in the fleet of this British company, which was crowned as the fastest McLaren car in history with a top speed of 403 km / h, and only 106 copies of it will be made.
Today we are talking about a third hybrid car that will be produced by McLaren, and the new Artura marks the debut of an all-new compact twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, designed to combine with an electric motor in a new lightweight High-Performance Hybrid powertrain that retains the performance benefits of McLaren’s larger capacity V8 engines and has the additional attraction of improved torque response at low engine speeds to deliver scintillating acceleration. The Artura can also run on electric power alone for everyday emission-free urban journeys.
The first car to be built on an all-new, platform architecture optimized for electrification and designed and manufactured in the UK at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre, the Artura furthers McLaren’s commitment to super-lightweight engineering principles that have their roots in motorsport.
“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.”Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive.
As soon as we have more information about the new hybrid supercar, we will provide it to you immediately, God willing.