McLaren celebrates 70 years of the reign of Elizabeth II

What’s more “British” than one McLaren? A McLaren unique in the world dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II. The House of Woking honored 70 years of reign with a ‘Arthur very special and made in a single copy by the McLaren Special Operations division (MSO), the department dedicated to customizations.

The day of May 12 was not chosen by chance. Exactly 18 years ago, in 2004, the Queen inaugurated the brand’s headquarters, the McLaren Technology Center (MTC) with a signature on the guest book.

What makes it unique

Her Majesty, Britain’s longest-lived sovereign, is celebrated with a varnish “Platinum Jubilee”In platinum silver expressly developed for the occasion and which will also be available on series models for the next few years. To be exclusive for this Artura, however, is the nameplate “Elizabeth II” placed on the bonnet in place of the classic McLaren badge.

For its realization, the House collaborated with the company AkzoNobel using a customized press and studying a specific paint. For the latter, the two companies analyzed different light conditions, thus defining the most suitable combination of metallic pigments. Next, MSO’s experts created the desired platinum composition in 8 days, including durability and application tests.

The numbers of Artura

McLaren Artura will hardly be driven by the Queen, but it will still remain an important collector’s one-off for the brand. It is a pity, however, that the supercar cannot be unleashed on the track, where it could unleash performance absolutely interesting.

Recall that the Artura is the first McLaren ibrida plug-in standard after the P1 and is powered by an engine 3.0 V6 577 hp supported by an electric unit for a total of 671 CV and 720 Nm of torque. Taking advantage of the weight contained in 1,400 kg, the British supercar sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in 3 seconds, reaching a top speed of 330 km / h.

To see the first examples on the road, however, it will take a few months. Originally slated for late 2021, its launch has been postponed to summer 2022 due to the chip crisis.

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