In 2012, McLaren debuted the P1 hypercar. The brand’s first hybridized product offered a total power of 727 horsepower (542 kilowatts), a 0-62 time of 2.8 seconds and an electric range of around 19 miles (31 kilometers). But that car cost more than $ 1.0 million when it was new – now McLaren offers almost as much electrifying performance at a much cheaper price.
McLaren Artura from 2022 is the brand’s first series production with high performance. It has a dual-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that alone produces 577 hp (430 kW) and 434 pound-feet (584 newton-meters). The “E-engine”, located in the gearbox housing, provides an additional 94 hp (70 kW) and 225 Nm (166 lb-ft), giving the total combined power of a solid 671
That power drives the Artura to 62 miles per hour in just 3.0 seconds – just 0.2 seconds slower than the P1 – and on to a limited top speed of 205 km / h. The powertrain is paired exclusively with a new eight-speed gearbox with two couplings.
The electric motor uses a battery pack consisting of five lithium-ion modules with a total capacity of 7.4 kilowatt-hours. Like the P1, Artura has a pure electric range of 19 miles with a plug-in function. Using a standard EVSE charger, owners can charge their cars from zero to 80 percent in just two and a half hours.
Artura is the first vehicle in the series to use the brand’s new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (or MCLA). Engineers designed this platform specifically to accommodate hybrid powertrains like this one, with super-shaped aluminum and carbon fiber, giving malleable proportions while keeping weight to a minimum.
In all, the McLaren Artura weighs 3,303 pounds (or 3,075 pounds dry). The hybrid components – such as the engine and battery pack – weigh just 287 pounds in total. The battery pack weighs 194 pounds while the E-engine clocks in at 34 pounds. The petrol engine, meanwhile, weighs 353 pounds – making it 110 pounds lighter than the previous V8.
The new MCLA architecture also enables McLaren to integrate a range of active security features for the first time. Standard on the Artura is adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, high beam assistance and road sign recognition, all with over-the-air updates. The technology inside is also getting a makeover. Artura is the first car in the series with the new McLaren infotainment system (called MIS II), complete with an HD touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and new sport elemetry software with a variable operation control function (which the company specifies is for track use only ).
Want a McLaren Artura? Its battery-powered performance will cost you a cool $ 225,000 in the US for the base model, which comes with standard features such as power-adjustable seats, mirror function for smartphone, nose lift, mirror, short-circuit and heating of doors, and Homelink. There are three additional trims that buyers can choose from: Performance, TechLux and Vision, each with its own distinctive features.