McLaren has given its next-generation hybrid supercar a name. The Artura is coming in 2021!
McLaren’s forthcoming hybrid supercar will be called the Artura and will draw on McLaren’s electrification expertise showcased in the P1 and more recently, in the McLaren Speedtail which is currently the fastest car in the brand’s stable with a top speed of 403 kph.
The Artura is built on an all-new platform and will debut an all-new twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine working in conjunction with an electric motor to deliver hybrid performance to match the brand’s famed V8 engines while also benefitting from improved torque response low down in the rev range, translating into blisteringly-fast acceleration.
While official outputs for this new hybrid powertrain remain unknown at this point, power figures of more than 447 kW are expected. Combined with an ultra-lightweight, chassis and body developed at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the UK, the Artura’s performance should be impressive.
“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” said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive.
The Artura will go on sale in the first half of 2021 and a full reveal is expected in coming months.