McLaren introduces Artura Hybrid Supercar
McLaren has officially launched the Artura hybrid supercar in India with a price tag of Rs 5.1 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Artura marks a significant milestone for McLaren as it becomes the brand’s first vehicle to feature a V6 engine and the third to incorporate a hybrid powertrain, joining the esteemed ranks of the P1 and Speedtail.
Beneath its sleek exterior, the McLaren Artura PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) houses a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine generating 585hp. It is complemented by a rear-mounted electric motor producing 95hp and 225Nm of torque. Together, the hybrid powertrain combines to deliver an impressive output of 680hp and 720Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
McLaren claims the Artura PHEV can accelerate from 0-100kph in just 3.0 seconds, reaching a top speed of 330kph. Equipped with a 7.4kWh battery, the Artura boasts an electric-only range of up to 31km, enabling it to achieve a top speed of 130kph when running solely on electric power. The battery can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in approximately 2.5 hours and can also harness power from the engine based on the selected drive mode. The Artura offers four drive modes: E-Mode, Comfort, Sport, and Track.
The Artura marks the debut of the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA), a purpose-built platform optimized for hybrid applications. This architecture incorporates a carbon fiber tub with aluminum crash beams and an aluminum rear subframe that supports the engine and suspension. With this advanced platform, the Artura achieves a kerb weight of 1,498kg and a dry weight of 1,395kg.
In terms of dimensions, the McLaren Artura measures 4,539mm in length, 2,080mm in width, 1,193mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,640mm. It features a 66-liter fuel tank and offers a storage capacity of 160 liters in the front trunk.
The Artura exhibits the quintessential mid-engine sports car design, characterized by its distinctive headlamp housing inspired by the McLaren logo. Notably, the Artura showcases an additional lighting element beneath the headlamps, enhancing its visual appeal. The car features a wide air intake located behind the doors and is equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels at the front and 20-inch alloy wheels at the rear. The rear design resembles the McLaren GT, featuring sleek tail-lamps and dual exhaust tips mounted above the number plate housing, with the McLaren and Artura logos positioned between them.
Inside the cabin, the Artura offers a range of features, including an 8.0-inch vertically-mounted touchscreen featuring the McLaren Infotainment System II, complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The car also boasts a digital instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control, two USB ports, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology.
Rivals and McLaren’s Presence in India:
In the Indian market, the McLaren Artura competes with notable rivals such as the Ferrari 296 GTB, priced at Rs 5.4 crore (ex-showroom), and the Maserati MC20, priced at Rs 3.69 crore (ex-showroom).