McLaren already has a hybrid car in the Speedtail, but that extreme exotic costs over $2 million and very few will be made. As a more accessible showcase of the British marque’s hybrid expertise, the Artura will make its arrival in the first half of 2021. It will be the first High-Performance Hybrid series production supercar from McLaren.
Although most technical details are unknown at this stage, the Artura will be powered by the combination of a twin-turbocharged V6 engine and an electric motor, with total power output expected to be over 600 horsepower. This marks a dramatic change from the marque’s powerful V8 engines. Because the hybrid powertrain is heavier than a conventional engine, McLaren has saved weight by utilizing the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA).
Various weight-saving technologies have been employed in the Artura’s powertrain, body, and chassis, helping to ensure that it is just as quick and agile as the brand’s V8-engined models. The trick up the Artura’s sleeve is that it also has the ability to run on electric power alone when undertaking shorter city commutes. Low-down torque is said to be a strength of the new powertrain.
Pricing for the McLaren Artura is yet to be announced and further details about the supercar will be shared closer to its on-sale date.