Official: McLaren Artura. Plug-in hybrid supercar with 680 horses

McLaren has introduced the Artura, its new plug-in hybrid supercar that combines a new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine on the rear axle, producing 585 hp at 7,500 rpm with 585 Nm of torque between 2,250 and 7,000 rpm and a 95 hp electric motor with 225 Nm of torque on the front axle.


The aluminum dry sump petrol engine has an angle of 120 degrees, weighs 160 kg -50 less than the 4.0-liter V8-, with the turbos inside the V. It has a limit of 8,500 rpm, with a total performance combined 680 horsepower with 720 Nm of torque.

The engine works with a new 8-speed automatic transmission, which makes changes in about 200 milliseconds and has 4 operating modes (Electric, Comfort, Sport and Track). The 8-speed gearbox has no reverse, as this role is taken over by the electric motor.

It does the 0-100 km / h in 3 seconds, the 0-200 km / h in 8.3 seconds, the 0-300 km / h in 21.5 seconds, the 400ari in 10.7 seconds, having a top speed 330 km / h (electronically limited).


Its length is 4,539 mm, it has a width of 1,976 mm, height 1,193 mm and a wheelbase of 2,640 mm, weighing 1,395 kg dry and 1,498 kg with liquids and with 90% of the 72 liter tank full. The luggage compartment amounts to 160 liters. The hybrid system weighs 130 kg, with the battery weighing 88 kg and the electric motor 15.4 kg.


It has carbon ceramic discs measuring 390 mm front and 380 mm rear, with 6-piston and 4-piston calipers respectively, which immobilize the car from 100 km / h to 31 meters and from 200 km / h to 126 meters. The front wheels have a diameter of 19 ″ and the rear 20 ″, with tires 235/35 and 295/35 respectively.


The electric motor draws energy from a 7.4 kWh battery, which charges with a simple household socket at 80% in 2.5 hours, offering an electric range of 30 km, with a final speed of 130 km / h.


The Artura has hydraulic steering, has an electronically controlled differential (McLaren’s first model with E-diff) integrated on the gearbox, advanced aerodynamics and is based on the new carbon Monocell chassis, which the company calls MCLA (McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture), developed and built in-house by the company at the McLaren Composites Technology Center (MCTC) in Sheffield, UK.

Available in 31 exterior colors and inside we find light Clubsport seats, with the instrument panel attached to the steering column so that the driver can always see all its indications, regardless of how he adjusts the steering wheel to bring it to measures of.


The car features the new MIS II infotainment system, with an 8 αφ touch screen that supports over-the-air upgrades, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The sound system is by Bowers & Wilkins and consists of 12 speakers, with McLaren installing in its new car Full Adaptive LED lights with Auto High-Beam Assist, Road-Sign Recognition, smart Adaptive Cruise Control, 360-degree Park Assist and Lane-Departure Warning.


Artura is already available for order, with a starting price of .5 185,500 (€ 212,870), with deliveries starting in the third quarter of the year.

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